Two UW Law students receive Peggy Browning Fellowships in labor law

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Naman Siad and Corey Triggs, both of whom are second-year students at University of Wisconsin Law School.

Naman SiadNaman Siad will be a Peggy Browning Fellow at the Chicago News Guild in Chicago, IL. Naman became interested in workers' rights as a senior in high school in Madison, Wisconsin during the 2011 Act 10 protests. Throughout her undergraduate and law school career, Naman has been interested in the intersections of law and social justice. She hopes to pursue a Labor and Employment concentration at Wisconsin Law. Naman currently works with the Immigrant Justice Clinic and the Wisconsin International Law Journal and serves on the executive boards of both the Middle Eastern and Black Law Students Association. After law school, she plans to use her experience to advocate on behalf of workers from marginalized communities.
 
Corey TriggsCorey Triggs’s Peggy Browning Fellowship will be at Previant Law Firm, S.C. in Milwaukee, WI. Growing up in a union household, Corey observed firsthand the impact that unions have on families and communities, and has long been interested in workers’ rights. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he studied labor history and wrote his thesis on the seminal 1985-86 strike at the Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota. These experiences led him to take a job after graduation with the State of Wisconsin, investigating workplace discrimination complaints. While in law school, Corey has served as student administrator of the Unemployment Appeals Clinic.

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. To receive the award, students must have demonstrated success in their law studies and a commitment to advancing workers’ rights. Nearly 400 applicants competed for this summer’s fellowships.

Submitted by Law School News on April 24, 2018

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