Pitt First Year Law Student Nick Chan Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

Philadelphia, PA, March 13, 2019 - The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Nick Chan, a first-year student at University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Nick will spend the fellowship working at Justice at Work in Pittsburgh, PA. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to his outstanding qualifications.
In 2019, 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 nearly 450 applicants competing for the honor this year.  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. Nick Chan certainly fits this description.
Nick is a Houston native raised by immigrant parents from Hong Kong, China. His parents came to the U.S. without a formal education, limited English abilities, and primarily worked in the Chinatown restaurant and textiles industries. Due to his upbringing in Texas, he finds passion in the intersections of racial justice, gender equity, and global LGBTQ protections for immigrant populations. After undergrad, he worked for a Chinese telecommunications company catering to Asian immigrant populations in the U.S. In law school, he serves as a liaison to the National LGBT Bar Association for Pitt Law’s OutLaw student organization.
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.
To learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund, contact Julia Watkins, Program Coordinator, by phone at 267-273-7996 or by email at jwatkins@peggybrowningfund.org, or visit www.peggybrowningfund.org.