Sponsor/Title: †2008-2009 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law (co-sponsored by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Jackson Lewis Firm).
Topic: †Papers may address 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. Submissions 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 2008 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes: †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).
Deadline: †Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
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Sponsor/Title: †The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers 2009 Writing Competition Rules (click on link for PDF)
Topic:† The scope of permissible topics is broad, i.e. any aspect of public or private labor or employment law. Students are encouraged to present a
a)public policy issue
b) critique of a leading case or doctrine
c) comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification, or
d) comment on a common law doctrine
Eligibility: All currently enrolled undergraduate law students attending accredited law schools in the United States.
Guidelines: There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For information visit the website at <http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/record.html>† hard copies are also available at Sharon Wyatt-Jordanís desk, room 803.
PRIZES: First prize - $1,500.00/Second prize - $1,000.00/Third prize/$500.00
In addition to a monetary award, the winner will have his/her article published in a future issue of the College newsletter and posted on the College's website. The Labor Lawyer, a journal of ideas and developments in labor and employment law, published by the American Bar Association and the Section of Labor and Employment Law, has indicated a strong desire to publish the winning entry, if it meets their publication standards. Winners will also be invited guests at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College, where they will be recognized and honored during the evening program. PLEASE NOTE: All articles must be e-mailed no later than 5:00pm (pdst) on May 15, 2009 or post marked no later than May 15, 2009.