The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a fellowship to Jayme Tocci from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to their outstanding qualifications.
This year, the Peggy Browning Fund accepted over 105 law students into their nationwide fellowship program, the largest cohort in their history. Securing a Peggy Browning Fellowship is challenging, with more than 550 applicants competing for the honor. These Fellows are distinguished students who have excelled in law school and demonstrated their commitment to workers’ rights through their previous educational, organizing, work, volunteer, and personal experiences.
Jayme Tocci (JD ’24) will be at Women’s Law Project in Pittsburgh. Jayme was born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania, before receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been working since he was fifteen, which made him want to pursue a career in labor and employment law to help defend the rights and dignity of all workers. Jayme is a legal clerk for United Steelworkers, a research assistant for a professor, and the volunteering chair for OUTLaw, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Queer Advocacy Group. He is also part of a teaching cohort that educates Pittsburgh high schoolers on Constitutional Literacy. As a Peggy Browning Fellow for the Women’s Law Project, Jayme hopes to continue to serve his Pittsburgh community by defending women, people of color, and queer folks from discrimination.