Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sponsorship to Attend National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference Available

The Peggy Browning Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide law students with diverse, challenging work and educational experiences in the area of workers' rights.  In addition to the 60 fully funded summer fellowships in the area of labor law, the organization hosts the National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference.  This Conference attracts the field’s leading labor lawyers and professors, as well as law students from across the country.  

This year, the Law Center will cover the conference fee and lodging expenses for four law students to attend the conference in Linthicum Heights, MD on October 12-13th.   Attendees would be responsible for the $25 registration fee and airfare.  The conference offers a variety of workshops on issues such as sports law, protecting and organizing immigrant workers, and the rewards of a labor law practice, in addition to several networking events.  The goal of the conference is to create a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, issues facing American workers, while providing students access to some of the top labor lawyers, professors, government officials, and non-profit practitioners in the country.
If you would like to attend the conference, submit a brief essay (350 words or less) detailing your goals for a career in labor law and how attending this conference will help further those goals.  Please also include your networking strategy for the event as the opportunity to cultivate relationships with experts in the field is a benefit you will receive from attending. 

Essays should be emailed to Bhavika Shah at by noon on August 17, 2012.  Recipients will be notified on August 21, and will be required to coordinate with the Career Development Office to submit the application by August 24, 2012.  Additional details about the conference can be found on the Peggy Browning Fund Website.  If you have questions, please contact Bhavika Shah in the CDO.
The Peggy Browning Fund will be accepting applications in December for the summer fellowship positions.  Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of labor law issues, and give yourself an advantage as you prepare to apply for one of the fellowship positions later in the semester.