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2015 Fellow, Chris Lin, awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Christopher Lin, a second-year student at Temple University School of Law and a 2015 Fellow of the New Leaders Council Pittsburgh Chapter. Christopher will spend the fellowship working at Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia, PA. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to his outstanding qualifications. In 2018, 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 over 400 applicants this year competing for the honor. 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. Christopher certainly fits this description. Chris is a Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellow and Law & Public Policy Scholar, he is President of the Temple Law Democrats and Vice-President of the American Constitution Society. Outside
school, he serves as Minority Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Young Democrats. Chris was born and raised in Pittsburgh by Chinese immigrants, and graduated with highest honors in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. Chris then obtained a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown, and worked for the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security. He then worked for Pittsburgh’s city government, and served on the boards of the local Young Democrats and his neighborhood association. He was also a fellow with the New Leaders Council and the Mayor’s Civic Leadership Academy. Chris spent his 1L summer as a law clerk with the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and the fall with Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez. 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 visit Congratulations to Chris!

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