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Law Student Receives Selective National Fellowship

A Duquesne University School of Law student has received a selective national summer fellowship from The Peggy Browning Fund.

Teisha Smith-Harrison, a resident of Shadyside who will be a third-year law student, is serving a 10-week fellowship at the Community Justice Project in Pittsburgh. She was selected from 300-plus applicants at more than 100 participating law schools to receive one of the 41 fellowships.

Smith-Harrison has an interest in social issues, especially in offering legal education and representation to Latino communities, and has a varied background in that area. After graduating from Allegheny College with degrees in Spanish and international studies, she worked with youth and families through the Peace Corps in Ecuador. Upon her return, she was involved with the Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Group, working with others to help improve health care for Latinos. A litigation assistant and paralegal, she also has held an externship with the Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center.

The Peggy Browning Fund is a non-profit corporation established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent labor attorney and the first union attorney appointed to the National Labor Relations Board by President Bill Clinton. The fund provides law students with diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice.

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