Penn Law student Justin Hamano L’18 has been awarded a 10-week summer fellowship from the Peggy Browning Fund. He will spend the fellowship working at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, D.C.
In 2016, the Peggy Browning Fund will provide nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships, which recognize students who have excelled in law school and have demonstrated a commitment to workers’ rights.
Hamano was born in West Philadelphia and worked as a plaintiff-side securities paralegal before transitioning into work in labor and politics. He previously interned for the workers and leaders of the Union de Trabadajores de Quetzaltenango (UTQ), a Guatemalan union that fights for workers’ rights.
He recently received a master’s certificate from CUNY in Labor Studies during which time he also interned for 1199SEIU. At Penn Law, he is the Deputy Voting Rights Director of the Democracy Law Project.
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.