The 16th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 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 2014).
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.
Interested students should submit their resumes to Symplicity job posting # 337555 ASAP. Upon approval, candidates will be given further instructions for registering through the conference website.
Associated Costs and Funding:
Students are responsible for the costs of attendance which are described below. 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 with a demonstrated interest in workers’ rights issues/public interest law should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their resumes as soon as possible to be considered.
Students are also responsible for the costs of attendance:
· Registration Fee (covers materials and processing) – $25
Non-refundable; covers materials and processing. To reduce .no-shows, we prefer that this fee be paid by the student, not the school.
· Conference Fee (includes meals) – $225
Includes meals. Students attending only one day pay reduced rate of $125)
· Overnight Fee (includes full breakfast) – $99 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 see www.peggybrowningfund.org, and read the attached brochure and Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Helena Quinn at her contact information below:
Helena Quinn, M.S.Ed
Associate Director of Employer Relations
Career Development Office
St. John’s University School of Law