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National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

Published in the August 23rd, 2011, Advisor

The 13th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference will be held in Silver Spring, MD, on October 14 and 15, 2011. The conference organizers aim to create greater understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in the issues facing American workers; they also hope to provide law students with opportunities for networking with fellow law students, top labor lawyers, professors, nonprofit practitioners, and government officials. See http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/ for more information and the registration form.

Each law school is asked to select the students who may attend the conference. Typically, schools consider such factors as the student’s demonstrated interest in either workers’ rights issues or public interest law; whether the student has previously attended the conference; and whether it’s the student’s last chance to attend. There is no limit on the number of students from each school, as long as space is available (first come, first served).

An expenses-paid spot is available to a faculty-recommended student. Other, limited funding for airfare is available to additional students. You must apply through the Career Center by August 24 in order to be considered for the faculty-recommended spot and/or airfare funding; submit a completed registration form (see the website above). If you would like to apply after August 24, submit a completed registration form to the Career Center with a check for $25 payable to The Peggy Browning Fund by September 23, so that we may forward approved applications to the conference organizers by the September 30 conference deadline.

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