Rachel Beattie, '11, Selected for the Peggy Browning Fellowship

Rachel Beattie, '11, Selected for the Peggy Browning Fellowship
Lynn Safranek
Law School Office of Communications
June 28, 2010

Rachel Beattie, '11, a rising third-year student at The University of Chicago Law School, has been selected for the competitive Peggy Browning Fellowship.

Beattie will spend the 10-week fellowship gaining experience in the field of public interest labor law by working at the Chicago Newspaper Guild. The fellowship is provided by the Peggy Browning Fund, a nonprofit organization established in the memory of prominent union-side attorney Margaret A. Browning. The fund encourages law students to follow in Browning's footsteps by providing them opportunities to pursue careers in public interest labor law.

Beattie, who was raised in Evanston, Ill., was selected from more than 375 applicants from nearly 120 law schools based on her excellence in law school and a history of commitment to workers' rights. While she was an undergraduate student at Northwestern University, Beattie volunteered with Interfaith Workers' Justice in Chicago.

At the Law School, Beattie works at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic in the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project. She has also served on student organization boards for the Law Women's Caucus and the Health Law Society, which she will lead as president next year. Last summer, Beattie was an intern at Loevy & Loevy, a Chicago law firm that specializes in civil rights litigation.