Second Year Student Receives Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship
Web Editor - Published: May 23, 2013
AndrewGoldLargeDelaware student Andrew Gold was recently chosen for a prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship designed to support a student interested in public interest labor law.

“I'm very excited to start the fellowship with the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1776. I came to law school with the intent of doing public interest work- in particular, advocating for workers and workers' organizations. This summer I'll be doing just that, and I'm grateful to have this opportunity,” says Gold, who will serve his 10-week summer fellowship with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1776 in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

A non-profit organization established in memory of prominent labor lawyer Margaret A. Browning, the Peggy Browning Fund established the Peggy Browning Fellowships to afford law students an experience that will inspire them to prepare for a career in public interest labor law. The application process for the fellowships is extremely competitive, with more than 500 applicants from 139 different law schools competing for 70 fellowships nationwide.

Andrew’s distinguished academic record and his commitment to workers’ rights made him an ideal applicant. He has previously volunteered for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and as a policy assistant at the Project on Middle East Democracy in Washington, D.C.

Andrew’s years working in a variety of positions – including as a truck driver, a chauffeur, and a security guard – sparked an interest in labor law. In particular, he was inspired after being fired from a driving job when he got together with fellow employees to voice concern about working conditions.

“This was a startling experience for me, not only in tactical strategy, but in the general disregard today for U.S. labor law and workers’ rights. I soon concluded that if I wanted to win future battles, a legal education would serve me well,” Andrew says of the incident.

The Widener Law Community congratulates Andrew on his accomplishments and wishes him success this summer!