The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Kyle Campbell, a second-year student at The Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law. During his fellowship, Campbell will work at Bush Gottlieb in Los Angeles.
“I came to law school to be a labor lawyer, and Peggy Browning Fund fellowships are the preeminent positions for law students with that aspiration,” Campbell said. “Coming from a state with a relatively low union density, I couldn’t have asked for better opportunities to pursue my goals than I have received at UA Law.”
The Peggy Browning Fund will support over 80 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide this year. With nearly 450 applicants competing for the honor this year, 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.
As an undergraduate, Campbell was broadly exposed to the labor movement through his involvement in the College Democrats of America, where he served as Alabama State President and was eventually elected National Membership Director. In law school, he was elected president of the Labor and Employment Law Society and spent a summer serving indigent clients in the Florida panhandle through Equal Justice Works’ Rural Summer Legal Corps. He worked the spring semester of his 2L year as a full-time extern in the General Counsel’s office for AFSCME, the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services union for employees, in Washington, D.C., where he learned invaluable skills and strengthened his commitment to the movement.
Campbell said he is thrilled to receive the fellowship. “I’m excited to develop new skills in California that I can bring back home for my 3L year and take with me wherever I practice after law school,” he said.
The Peggy Browning Fund is a not-for-profit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1994 until 1997. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice. These experiences encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in public interest labor law.