March 1, 2016 – UCLA School of Law student Kathleen Foley ’18 has been awarded a ten-week summer fellowship by the Peggy Browning Fund. A first-year student, Kathleen will spend the fellowship working at the union-side law firm Gilbert & Sackman in Los Angeles.
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.
Prior to entering law school, Kathleen worked for AC Transit as a public bus operator in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was a member of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192. As a result of her firsthand experience as a labor union member and her close relationships with her coworkers, including her shop steward and mentor, Kathleen developed a passion for the labor movement and workers’ rights. She plans to spend her legal career advocating for just outcomes for unions and for the right of workers to organize.
Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging experiences fighting for social and economic justice.