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Second-year Student McGlothlin Awarded Browning Fellowship

2013 news archive

04/11/13

Newton, MA--The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Lauren McGlothlin, a second year student at Boston College Law School. McGlothlin will spend the fellowship working at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, DC.

In 2013, the Peggy Browning Fund will support nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide. The Fund receives more than 500 applications from 139 participating law schools. Peggy Browning Fellows are distinguished students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated their commitment to workers’ rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences.

McGlothlin has a diverse background in civil rights work from internships in Washington, D.C., at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and at a civil rights law firm. At the firm, she helped establish a non-profit that provides low-income communities and immigrants with the knowledge necessary to protect themselves against employers and landlords. She was a community organizer with the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan during college, where she aided restaurant workers in advocating for their rights to improve workplace conditions. McGlothlin also interned with Fresh Corner CafĂ© in Detroit to increase access to quality fresh foods for employees at corner stores and office buildings. McGlothlin wants to pursue a career as legal counsel at a union or as an attorney at a plaintiff-side labor and employment firm or a labor-related government agency.

The Peggy Browning Fund is a not for-profit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1994 until 1997.  Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice.  These experiences encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in public interest labor law.

More about the Browning Fund: www.peggybrowningfund.org