Tosin Fadarey '13 awarded 2012 Peggy Browning Fellowship
Release Date: Apr 20, 2012
Oluwatosin "Tosin" Fadarey, a second-year student at Vanderbilt Law School, has been awarded a 10-week summer fellowship by the Peggy Browning Fund in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Peggy Browning Fellows are distinguished students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated their commitment to workers' rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences.
Fadarey will spend the summer working at International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C., supported by the fellowship. She is one of approximately 70 Peggy Browning Fellows selected for the honor in 2012, chosen from among 500 applications from 125 participating law schools.
Fadarey is originally from Nigeria, but has lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts, since her family's move to the United States. She graduated from Brown University in 2007 with degrees in public policy and education studies. While at Brown, she was awarded a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, she worked for LEAP Africa, a non-profit organization in Lagos, Nigeria. While there, she wrote a book for the organization and conducted employability trainings for its participants.
The Peggy Browning Fund is a non-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 1994-97. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice with the goal of encouraging students to pursue careers in public interest labor law.