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Headlines for the Weeks of June 10 & 17, 2019

Congratulations to Johnny Derogene ’19 for being named sole recipient of the 2019 AFL-CIO Fellowship

Johnny Derogene, a May 2019 graduate of Chicago-Kent Collegey, has been selected for a one-year fellowship with the AFL-CIO’s legal department in Washington, D.C. Each year the AFL-CIO’s legal department awards only one fellowship to a graduating law student or a recent judicial law clerk. Derogene is the first student from Chicago-Kent to be awarded this fellowship. Read more...

Congratulations to Patrick Foote ’20 and Tyler Sprague ’21, recipients of the 2019 Peggy Browning Fellowships

Patrick Foote ’20 and Tyler Sprague ’21 have been selected for Peggy Browning Fellowships, which are awarded to law students with a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights. In 2019, the 10-week summer fellowship will support more than 80 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide. Read more...

Congratulations to Miranda Huber ’19, winner of the 2019 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize

The Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law is delighted to announce that graduating student Miranda Huber has been selected as winner of the Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The Zemm Prize is generously funded by Ms. Zemm's family, friends, and colleagues at Seyfarth Shaw in honor of her memory. It recognizes "a commitment to pursue a career in labor and employment law, a pioneer spirit and willingness to take the initiative whenever possible, and a gracious and generous attitude towards helping those in need." Miranda exemplifies these qualities.

Miranda's record while a student Chicago-Kent reflects her dedication to preserving and expanding labor rights. An editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal and the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, she gained labor-side legal experience at Raise the Floor Alliance, a nonprofit that serves nonunionized low-wage workers in the Chicago metropolitan area, and the Chicago Newspaper Guild, which represents workers in the media industry, court interpreters, and administrative staff at unions themselves. The Peggy Browning Fund supported both fellowships. 

It should come as no surprise that one of Miranda's fellow students describes her as "the most passionate advocate for workers' rights at Kent." Others describe her as a valued member of the community, "always willing to help...newer students navigate law school" and "passionate about helping her colleagues and making [the college] a better place." 

She is a graduate of Elmhurst College in Illinois, where she studied political science. She is presently clerking at Stephan Zouras LLP. 


 

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