14 Mar 2019
The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Luciano Ramirez Guerra, a first-year student at University of Nebraska College of Law. Luciano will spend the fellowship working at CASA in Hyattsville, MD. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to his outstanding qualifications.
In 2019, the Peggy Browning Fund will support over 80 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide. Securing a Peggy Browning Fellowship is not an easy task, 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. Luciano Ramirez Guerra certainly fits this description.
Luciano credits his experiences growing up in central Nebraska for his passion for social and economic justice. The son of immigrant meat packers, he developed a firm interest in workers’ rights after listening to his parents and their co-workers discuss their unfair working conditions. As an undergraduate, Luciano became founder and President of his university’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. He decided to attend law school to become an effective advocate for workers, labor unions, and the poor. Outside the classroom, Luciano works with the Democratic Socialists of America, his local tenant solidarity organization, and with Feed the People, an organization devoted towards providing free groceries to people in need.
Luciano is the second Nebraska Law student to be awarded a Peggy Browning fellowship. In 2017, Christian Gobel, '18, spent the fellowship working for Service Employees Union International.
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.
To learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund, contact Julia Watkins, Program Coordinator, by phone at 267-273-7996 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.peggybrowningfund.org.