The Peggy Browning Fund awarded Blake Zucker ’17 a 10-week summer fellowship for 2016. A tribute to Zucker’s qualifications, Peggy Browning Fellowships are given to law students who not only excel in the classroom, but who also demonstrate a commitment to workers’ rights through their educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences. This year, more than 325 applicants competed for the honor.
Zucker will be a Peggy Browning Fellow at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano in Philadelphia, PA. He first learned about unions when, as a ten-year-old, his school district went on strike. He was intrigued that a group of people, such as teachers, could decide when and where they wanted to work. His interest in labor unions only increased this past fall when he began to coach middle school football. As he got closer to the other coaches, he began to understand what it takes to be a part of a union.
"It's an honor to have the opportunity to work for such a well-respected firm,” Zucker remarked. “I am looking forward to learning more about the practice of labor law."
The Peggy Browning Fund is a non-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. In 2016, the Peggy Browning Fund will support nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide.
Visit www.peggybrowningfund.org to learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund.