Lecturer in Law
Sharon Browning is currently working on the JUST Listening Project, fostering social and personal change and transformation through just and effective communication. She serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator to programs and organizations in the public interest and social services communities, concentrating on the affective dimensions of change and organizational stability. She is the former Executive Director of Philadelphia VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program), the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, and has taught as an Adjunct Professor on the clinical faculty of Penn Law School.
Browning also serves as the consultant for the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service National Celebration of Pro Bono. She facilitates workshops, staff retreats, and ‘difficult’ conversations for lawyers, law students, mediators, social services workers, educators, and healthcare professionals, focusing primarily on the needs of marginalized individuals and groups.Browning also taught in the Sociology Department at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA concentrating on global, women’s, and peace issues.
Browning received her JD from Temple University School of Law, and her BA in American Studies from the University of Delaware.
Just Listening Project: Social Entrepreneurship - Self-Employed Consultant (2007 -)
American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service --Consultatnt (2009-11)
Philadelphia VIP, (Volunteers for the Indigent Program), Volunteer Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA - Executive Director (2002-07)
Penn Law - Lecturer in Law (2007-08)
Chestnut Hill College - Assistant Professor, Sociology (1989-01; Adjunct 2001-03)
Consultant, self employed (1979-89; 2007-)