Four Southern University Law Center students awarded prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships

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BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD)–The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded fellowships to four students from the Southern University Law Center – Darius Holliday, James Mason, Mollie Ponds & Shanelle Staten. 

Before stay-at-home orders were issued across the nation, the Peggy Browning Fund awarded summer fellowships to 91 talented law students – their largest number to date.

Since then, they have worked closely with mentor organizations to ensure that all Peggy Browning Fellows will be able to complete a fellowship this summer. Until stay-at-home orders are lifted, students and mentor organizations will be working remotely.

The law students will be placed at social justice and professional organizations across the country. The following are their current placements:

Holliday, a rising third-year law student, will be a fellow at United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mason, a third-year law student, will be a fellow the Los Angeles Black Worker Center in Los Angeles, CA. 

Ponds, a rising second-year law student, will complete her fellowship at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice in New Orleans, LA.

Shanelle, a rising second-year law student, will complete her fellowship at the Equal Justice Center in Austin, TX. 

The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to their outstanding qualifications.

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