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Temple Law Student Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Chi-Ser Tran, a first-year student at Temple Law School. Chi-Ser will spend the fellowship working at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor in Philadelphia, PA. The application process is highly competitive, and the award was based on her outstanding qualifications.

Born to Cambodian refugees who escaped from the Khmer Rouge,  Chi-Ser took on responsibility for helping her parents navigate countless legal and financial issues from a young age. "Growing up, I witnessed many immigrant families like mine face challenges due to limited English proficiency and unfamiliarity with navigating certain legal rights. This experience has led to my commitment in serving and advocating on behalf of underrepresented and vulnerable communities," said Chi-Ser. Prior to law school, Chi-Ser was the voting rights organizer at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), where she coordinated the multilingual Election Protection project, the nation's biggest project of its kind to-date. In addition, she worked with a wide variety of community leaders and organizations around the country to enforce and implement language access for limited English proficient Asian American voters. Prior to AALDEF, Chi-Ser was the National Programs Fellow at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and was also trained as a New Leaders Fellow by the Center for Progressive Leadership.

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. 

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