Sarah Arendt, '12, Selected for Peggy Browning Fellowship

Arendt Will Spend the Fellowship Working with the Communications Workers of America
Lynn Safranek
Law School Office of Communications
April 14, 2011

University of Chicago Law School student Sarah Arendt, '12, has been selected for the competitive Peggy Browning Fellowship.

Arendt will spend the 10-week summer fellowship working in the legal department of Communications Workers of America in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is provided by the Peggy Browning Fund, a nonprofit 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 to 1997.

The fund encourages law students to follow in her footsteps by pursuing careers in public interest labor law. Sixty Peggy Brown Fellows were chosen from more than 460 applicants based on their commitment to workers' rights through previous educational, work, volunteer, and personal experiences.

A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Arendt is active in the Law School's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and proudly supported her family and friends in Wisconsin as they protested recent anti-union legislation. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.