The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship
to Martín Klein '13. He will spend the fellowship
working at Working Hands Legal Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. The
application process is highly competitive, and the award was based
on his outstanding qualifications.
In 2012 The Peggy Browning Fund will support nearly 70 public
interest labor law fellowships nationwide. With more than 500
applicants from 125 participating law schools, securing a Peggy
Browning Fellowship is not an easy task. 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. Martín Klein is no exception.
Martín's earliest memories involve picket lines, rallies and
inflatable rats. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, he worked
two years at St. Augustine College in the north side of Chicago,
providing recent migrants access to the American higher education
system. Martín enrolled in law school with the intention to
practice union-side labor law and advocate for the improvement of
the conditions for working people. To date, Martín has clerked with
Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. and Philadelphia Legal Assistance's
Farmworker Project, both located in Philadelphia, Pa. These
experiences have reinforced Martín's belief in the combination of
advocacy, organizing, and cultivating the leadership present the
people we represent.
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.