2L Pitt Law Student Megan Walker Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship
The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Megan Walker, a second-year student at Pitt Law. Walker will spend the fellowship working at the Community Justice Project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The application process is highly competitive, and the award was based on her 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. Walker is no exception.
Walker graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art and Mass Communication, and then worked for non-profits devoted to assisting impoverished individuals and families. After her first year of law school, she interned for Neighborhood Legal Services Association, where she worked to keep low-income individuals in their homes. Currently, she is the Volunteer Chair of the Pittsburgh Legal Income Sharing Foundation, where she facilitates community service opportunities for her fellow law students. Through the Peggy Browning Fellowship, Walker hopes to transform her interest in employment law into advocacy for disadvantaged workers.