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Week of February 18, 2019

2018-19 Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Writing Prize

Deadline Friday, May, 17, 2019
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SANDRA P. ZEMM AWARD - 2019

Sandra P. Zemm was a partner in the Labor and Employment Department at Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office. She passed away in September 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Seyfarth Shaw and Ms. Zemm’s family, friends, and colleagues have raised money to fund an annual prize in her honor.

The Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law will be awarded annually to a third or fourth year student in the Labor/Employment Law Certificate Program at IIT Chicago-Kent who has demonstrated the qualities that made Sandy so special:

A commitment to pursue a career in labor and employment law, a pioneer spirit and willingness to take the initiative, and a gracious and generous attitude toward helping those in need.

The prize this year is $1,000. If you know someone in the Certificate Program whom you think embodies the characteristics for which Ms. Zemm is remembered, please consider nominating that person for the Zemm Prize.

To nominate a student, please send an e-mail naming the student, with a paragraph or so describing the reasons you think the student deserves the Zemm Prize. Please feel free to nominate yourself or to suggest nominations to faculty

Deadline for nominations:

MONDAY, MARCH, 11, 2019

Send nominations to Ms. Sharon Wyatt-Jordan via email at, swyattj@kentlaw.iit.edu.

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WINNER - 2018 SANDRA P. ZEMM LABOR LAW PRIZE

Sandra P. Zemm was a partner in the Labor and Employment Department at Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office. Ms. Zemm passed away in 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Her family, friends, and colleagues created the Sandra Zemm Prize to honor her.

The Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law is awarded annually to a graduating student in Chicago-Kent’s Labor/Employment Law program who embodies Ms. Zemm’s “commitment to a career in labor and employment law, pioneer spirit and willingness to take the initiative, and gracious and generous attitude toward helping those in need.”

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Institute for Law and the Workplace is pleased to announce that the 2018 Sandra Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law is awarded for to Yuting Li.

Yuting Li embodies the qualities that made Ms. Zemm so special to her colleagues and the legal community. Yuting has taken part in every aspect of the Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program at Chicago-Kent, including taking on leadership roles. She is the current president of the Labor and Employment Law Society, where she is doing an amazing job. She is also a student editor for the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal and the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report. Yuting externed at Laner Muchin and for Justice Terrence J. Lavin in the Illinois Appellate Court First District. Additionally, she worked as a legal intern at the Workplace Rights Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the Chicago Housing Authority, and currently at Delaney Law P.C. Yuting’s academic accomplishment are also noteworthy; she received the CALI award for both Labor Law and Negotiations.

Like Ms. Zemm, Yuting is always ready to help people in need. Her classmates have described her in some of the following ways: “Yuting has always been very helpful and supportive;” and Yuting is very involved in trying to help other students take advantage of the labor and employment certificate program.” Beyond helping her fellow students, Yuting cares deeply about the educational rights of migrant workers’ children. She is also dedicated to serving the public, as evidenced by her volunteering at the Illinois Legal Aid Online and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Chinatown Pro Bono clinic.

 


2018-19 Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

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