Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition
in Employment and Labor Law (co-sponsored by the Institute
for Law and the Workplace and the Jackson Lewis Firm)
Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the
law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor
law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. Only
the first two submissions per law school will be accepted
as entries for consideration. Entries must be the law student
author's own work and must NOT be submitted for publication
elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking
course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled
in an accredited law school during the Fall 2017 semester.
Judging will be blind, so the only identification that may
appear on the first or subsequent pages of the paper is
the paper title.
Entries must be suitable for publication in a law review.
Citations must conform to current Bluebook style. Papers
must not exceed 35 pages in length, 8½ by 11 inch, including
footnotes, set in 12 point Times Roman font, footnotes in
10 points, with double spacing and one inch margins. For
questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin, at email@example.com
or the Program Associate, Sharon Wyatt-Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will
be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the
cash awards, the top three entries will be published on
the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic
versions of winning papers will be required.)
To submit an entry, please go to:
Entries may also be submitted in hard copy to:
Louis Jackson Writing Competition
c/o Institute for Law and the Workplace
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
DEADLINE DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY
Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.
Why Labor and Employment Law is a Career Option You Should
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Morris Hall - 10th
Come meet with students and alums from Chicago-Kent's
Labor & Employment Law Certificate Program and learn
about the benefits of enrolling in the program. You will
also hear firsthand about the typical day of L&E law
practitioners in a variety of roles and industries, and
have an opportunity to network with alumni.
Please RSVP to
email@example.com and put in the subject line:
Labor and Employment Panel
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
WILL BE SERVED!
WINNER - 2017 SANDRA
P. ZEMM LABOR LAW PRIZE
The Institute for Law and the Workplace at Illinois Tech
Chicago-Kent College of Law is delighted to announce that
the Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize for 2017 goes to Naomi
Bensdorf Frisch. The Sandra Zemm Prize is generously funded
by Ms. Zemm’s family, friends, and colleagues at Seyfarth
Shaw, to honor Ms. Zemm, who passed away in 2008.
Naomi’s “legal” resume embodies the “commitment to pursue
a career in labor and employment law,” which the Prize
was designed to reward.
During her time at Chicago-Kent, in addition to stellar
grades, a position on the law review, and a Student Editor
for the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal
and the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, volunteer
work at the Self-Help Web Center pro-se help desk, Naomi
has pursued a range of labor and employment law related
activities. She has worked as a legal intern at the Chicago
Federation of Musicians, as a law clerk at two Chicago
firms, and presently serves as an ADR Intern at the EEOC.
This summer Naomi will be working in the Immigration and
Workers’ Rights Division at the Legal Assistance Foundation
in Chicago as a PILI intern, and she received an Equal
Justice America Fellowship to support her work there.
Naomi’s “pioneer spirit and willingness to take the initiative”
is exemplified by her “musical” resume, reflecting the
career she built over more than ten years as an oboe player,
including positions with many local orchestras and chamber
groups, teaching music, and serving as an Executive Board
Member of the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association,
which advocates for and provides bargaining education
to union musicians. Last, Naomi embodies the “gracious
and generous attitude” toward helping others that exemplified
Ms. Zemm. Naomi’s generous and cheerful help to others
includes her work with several student organizations,
including the Labor and Employment Law Society and the
Kent Justice Foundation, plus her community volunteer
work described above. And on a less organized note, Naomi
is always ready to work with and help fellow students.
Naomi truly does embody the spirit of Sandy Zemm, and
we are proud to name her as the 2017 Prize awardee.
LELS Executive Board
President - Nicolas Carrizales Coronado
Vice President Interior - Dylan Kosson
Vice President Exterior - Dion Beatty
Secretary - Jeremiah Shavers
Treasurer - Mark Reel
IT Director - Naomi Firsch