Hayley Archer and Jenifer Bizzotto, both first-year students at University of Wisconsin Law School, have been named Peggy Browning Fellows.
The fellowship provides stipends to law students, who spend their summers working in labor-related organizations around the nation. Students selected for the program have demonstrated success in their legal studies and a commitment to advancing workers’ rights.
Before law school, Archer worked as a paralegal in Social Security disability law, which sparked her interest in labor law. She has engaged in grassroots campaigns for migrant worker justice, universal healthcare and reproductive freedom. Currently, she serves as the Law School steward with the Teaching Assistants Association at UW-Madison. Archer will spend her summer working for the Previant Law Firm in Milwaukee.
Bizzotto says that her 11 years working in the restaurant industry
fueled her passion for workers’ rights. As an undergraduate at the
University of Michigan, she engaged in grassroots activism in Ann Arbor
and Detroit. An alternative summer break in McAllen, Texas, and an
Americorps position in Chicago furthered her desire to work on social
justice issues. Bizzotto will be a fellow at the Equal Justice Center in
The Peggy Browning Fellowship program seeks to inspire students to pursue careers in public interest labor law. This year, more than 325 applicants competed for approximately 70 fellowships nationwide.
Submitted by Law School News on February 24, 2016
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