Three Chicago-Kent students awarded prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chicago-Kent students Nicolas Coronado '18, Miranda Huber '19 and Jeremiah Shavers '18 have been awarded 2017 Peggy Browning Fellowships focusing on public interest labor law.

Supported by the Peggy Browning Fund, fellows are chosen on the basis of academic achievement in law school as well as a demonstrated commitment to workers' rights through previous educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences. In 2017, the fund will support more than 80 public interest labor law fellowships. Nearly 400 students applied for this year's awards. Since 2004, the Peggy Browning Foundation has awarded 22 fellowships to Chicago-Kent students.

Nicolas Coronado's fellowship will be at United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America in Pittsburgh. Prior to law school, he interned at the IWW General Headquarters, then joined the AFL-CIO Union Summer Program as an intern organizer for the AFSCME-SEIU Missouri Home Care Union Campaign. Between his first and second years of law school, Coronado interned with the United Auto Workers in Alabama through the AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer program. In his 2L year, Coronado was the Peggy Browning Fund School-Year Fellow at the Chicago Newspaper Guild.

Miranda Huber's fellowship will be at Raise the Floor Alliance in Chicago. As an intern with UNITE HERE Local 1 during college, she worked with hotel housekeepers who had been injured as a result of their work. She also worked with Arise Chicago. During her senior year at Elmhurst College, she interned for State Senator Tom Cullerton and also canvassed to support Democrats throughout DuPage County.

Jeremiah Shavers' fellowship will be at UAW in Detroit. Prior to law school, Jeremiah was a business major at Illinois Institute of Technology. Shavers spent his free time involved with a nonprofit organization called Mikva Challenge, where he advocated for youth rights in Chicago, working on successful campaigns to decrease the cost of bus fare for students and form an annual summit for students in Chicago.

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 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.

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.