First-year law student Rebecca Daily has been awarded a ten-week summer fellowship by the Peggy Browning Fund. The Fellowship will support Daily’s summer work with Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA.
In announcing the award, the Peggy Browning Fund lauded Daily’s academic excellence and her commitment to workers’ rights. Daily has previously worked in a Texas shelter for undocumented persons and asylum seekers, where she helped residents who had experienced wage theft negotiate with their employers and find legal help. Daily also worked at the shelter’s legal clinic where she learned about the relationship between immigration, labor, and trafficking. At Temple, Daily is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild Worker’s Rights Committee, Family Law Society, and Expungement Project.
The application process for a Peggy Browning Fellowship is highly competitive. In 2016, the Peggy Browning Fund will support nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide from a pool of 325 applicants.
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.