Law Student Receives Peggie Browning Fund Fellowship Among Recent Student Awards

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded second-year law student Lisa Manson a 10-week summer fellowship to work on labor law issues. Manson will be spending the summer interning with the Legal Department of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C. 

The Peggy Browning Fund supports approximately 60 public interest labor law fellowships each year. With more 400 applicants, selection is highly competitive. Students chosen have excellent academic records and have "demonstrated their commitment to workers’ rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer, and personal experiences.”

Manson interned for the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board as an undergraduate and spent last summer working for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office. In the fall, she plans to extern in the Office of the Board Members of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., through the law school’s Congressional & Administrative Law Program.

Other recent student awards include:

  • Katie Crank, a 2011 candidate for both a JD and an MSW, has been awarded a Bar Plan Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship will provide Crank with funds toward her bar exam fees. The foundation selects candidates for the award based on demonstration of “the highest degree of professionalism and ethics.”
  • Second-year law student Jessica Mayo has been named the law school’s 2011 Stuart L. Oelbaum Fellow. She will be working this summer with the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's Immigration Unit.
  • Second-year law students Stephen Vorkoper, Benjamin Wittwer, Sabrina Jiwani, Erin Lueker, and Nariea Nelson have been named the law school’s 2011 David M. Becker Public Interest Fellows. Vorkoper will be working this summer at the Department of Justice, ENRD, Environmental Crimes Section; Wittwer, Public Defender Service, Washington, D.C.; Jawani, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York; Lueker, Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Missouri; and Nelson, Washington, D.C., Office of the Hon. William Lacy Clay, Jr.
  • The national American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) named the Washington University chapter “Chapter of the Week” earlier this spring. The ACS chapter is among the law school’s most active student organizations and hosts a minimum of eight events each semester, including recent forums on the shifting Supreme Court dynamic in the wake of Justice Stevens’ legacy, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” gay marriage, Islam, the future of labor unions, and the Second Amendment.