UM Carey Law student Matthew Kent will be working at the National Employment Lawyers Association in Washington, DC, thanks to The Peggy Browning Fund, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that supports nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide.
Kent, a second-year student, is a UM Carey Law Asper Fellow, working with the US House Committee on Homeland Security; a teaching fellow in the Academic Achievement Program; a research assistant to Professor Taunya L. Banks; a member of the school's Law Democrats; and on staff at the Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class. He is also a law clerk for the Legislative Committee of the Maryland State Attorney's Association.
Previously, he held internships in the offices of US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), former US Representative Frank Kratovil (D-MD) and Rice Consulting. He is an alumnus of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The Peggy Browning Fund was established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board from 1994 -1997.