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Willie Burden Awarded 2018 Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship

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CUA Law student, Willie Burden (2L), was awarded the 2018 Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship. The program provides stipends to law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, labor-related not-for-profit organizations, union-side law firms, and other nonprofit organizations. It is a ten-week summer fellowship available to 1st and 2nd year law students intended to encourage them to consider labor law as a viable career choice.

Burden will be working at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C. In 2018, the Peggy Browning Fund will support over 80 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide. Securing a Peggy Browning Fellowship is not an easy task, with over 400 applicants this year competing for the honor. 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.

"It will be an honor to represent CUA Law this summer at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and I am looking forward to getting started. I really appreciate the opportunity afforded to me by the Peggy Browning Fund," Burden said.