Sean Murphy (`13) has been awarded a prestigious summer fellowship by the Peggy Browning Fund. He will spend 10 weeks working at the Legal Aid Society in San Francisco. He was among 70 fellows chosen from 500 applicants nationwide in a highly competitive process.
Murphy was chosen for his commitment to workers’ rights along with a distinguished academic record. Prior to law school, Murphy was a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 16 in San Francisco.
His passion for workers’ rights inspired him to intensively study both trial advocacy and labor and employment law during his first two years of law school. He has also worked for the New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty, the Bernalillo County Public Defender’s Office and Shane Youtz, an Albuquerque labor and employment lawyer.
The Peggy Browning Fund is a nonprofit established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side lawyer who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board from 1994-1997.
April 24, 2012