Hi! Did you know your browser is outdated? For a more robust web experience we recommend using Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Opera.
Bill Monning_thumb
California Senate Majority Leader is USF Law AlumnusStory
Six Bay Area Sports Teams’ In-House Counsels Shed Light on Sports BusinessStory
John Adler_thumb

Three Law Faculty Members Receive University Merit Awards

Molly Moriarty Lane ’90 Wins Alum of the Year Award at Alumni Graduates DinnerStory
Class of 2015 Celebrates GraduationStory
Professor Tim Iglesias Appointed to California Fair Employment and Housing CouncilStory
Steve Hamill_thumb2
Stephen Hamill ’78 Elected Chair of USF Board of TrusteesStory
Dom Daher NACUBO tax award 2015_thumb
Adjunct Professor Dominic Daher Wins Prestigious Tax AwardStory

Rocío Albarrán 3L Wins Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

May 28, 2014

Rocío Albarrán 3L was awarded the Peggy Browning Fellowship, a 10-week summer fellowship where she will work at CLEAN Carwash Campaign in Los Angeles.

Peggy Browning Fellows are students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated a commitment to workers’ rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer, and personal experiences. Albarrán is one of 70 recipients of this fellowship nationwide this year. 

Rocío Albarrán

As a child of once-undocumented immigrants from Mexico, Albarrán’s parents worked hard to benefit their family, and took minimum wage jobs that were often abusive, she said. As an undergraduate at UCLA majoring in political science and sociology, Albarrán developed a particular interest in defending the rights of workers while volunteering as a tutor for day laborers and marched with them on May Day 2006. 

After graduation, she served as alumni affairs coordinator for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she advocated for immigrant and undocumented students’ access to college-required courses, for English language learner and special education accommodations, and to increase parent engagement. 

Through USF’s Employment Law Clinic, Albarrán helped represent a client in a United States Coast Guard hearing and worked on wage and hour issues, providing legal services to low-wage workers through Instituto Laboral de La Raza.

“The fellowship is a unique opportunity to learn more about the current issues workers face while serving a community that resonates with me,” said Albarrán. “A person’s ability to earn a livelihood impacts every aspect of her life. Without stable and safe working conditions, working class families are exposed to abuse and marginalization. Over the course of the summer, I will work and learn under the tutelage of advocates committed to improving the lives of working class families.”