Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 16

17th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference – Peggy Browning Fund

The 17th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Each year this conference brings together law students, experts and practitioners from all over the nation to discuss workers’ rights law. The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund a nonprofit corporation which sponsors 40 Summer Fellowships and one School-Year Fellowship for law students in a variety of nonprofit workers’ rights organizations, unions, and NLRB offices throughout the nation (Fellowship application forms are expected to be made available later this fall 2015).

Registration Process:

At the organization’s request, the Law School must approve students’ registrations in order for them to attend the conference. Students will be selected on the basis of demonstrated interest in either workers’ rights issues or public interest law.

Step 1.  Submit your resume and transcript via Symplicity job posting 341022.

Step 2. Upon receiving approval from Helena Quinn, proceed to register online at www.peggybrowningfund.org, or complete the registration form on the last two pages of this brochure and send it along with payment to the Peggy Browning Fund.

Step 3. Forward a copy of your registration confirmation to Helena Quinn at rojash@stjohns.edu.

Deadline: Monday, August 17th.

*Please do not register for the conference without approval.  The Registration Fee is non-refundable.

There is no limit on the number of students that may attend from each school as long candidates have a demonstrative interest in workers’ rights issues, or public interest law, and space is available (first come, first served).

Associated Costs and Funding:

PBF may cover up to one candidates’ conference fee, lodging, and meals.  Candidates that wish to be considered for possible funding must indicate so when forwarding their confirmation to Helena Quinn at rojash@stjohns.edu no later than Monday, August 17th.

While funding should not be expected in connection with conference attendance, the Career Development Office will explore whether limited funding is available to sponsor student attendance.

Students are responsible for the costs of attendance:

  • Registration Fee (covers materials and processing) – $25
  • Conference Fee (includes meals) – $225

Includes meals. Students attending only one day pay reduced rate of $125)

  • Overnight Fee (includes full breakfast) – $110 per person
    • Per person, per night, double occupancy. Students may request a roommate; otherwise, one will be assigned. Single rooms are available for $170 per night, paid in advance.
  • Congressional Staff Briefing…….$18 for box lunch

Please Note: The actual cost per person is greater than the fees listed above; thus, PBF subsidizes every student to some extent.

Conference attendees may make arrangements to arrive early or stay longer at their own expense. This gives students a chance to schedule job interviews or other activities while in the Baltimore-Washington area.

For more information about the conference, please click HERE.