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Week of January 18, 2010

LERA- Labor and Employment Relations Association
Shaping The Workplace of The Future

Chicago Chapter
Corporate Governance and the Workplace

Monday, February 8, 2010
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
10th Floor Event Room


Members $20.00 Non Members $25.00
LERA Student Members & Chicago-Kent Students – No Charge


A box lunch will be provided for attendees who register in advance.

Register ONLINE for this event
http://www.richblackwell.com/LERA/registerC.html

Register by Fax or USPS Mail
http://www.richblackwell.com/register/LERA.pdf

Panel Discussion

Jerome Braun, Author and Lecturer in Social Science
Professor Gary Herrigel, Political Science Department, University of Chicago
Tom Geoghegan, Labor Attorney

In the wake of the recent economic upheaval there has been extensive debate as to whether existing laws regarding corporate governance, to protect shareholders and the public at large from certain management decisionmaking, should be revised. Proposals for reform have been far-ranging, including providing a formal means for workers to be able to communicate their concerns to management and/or having a right to information, consultation with management, or even the right to co-determination of certain working conditions. Please join us for a panel discussion of the future of corporate governance reform initiatives, including their potential relationship to the National Labor Relations Act and other existing employment laws.

 

 

 

 

 

PDF: 2009-2010 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

Sponsor/Title:  2009-2010 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 2009 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by email at mmalin@kentlaw.edu.
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 19, 2010.

ANNOUNCEMENT:
THE COLLEGE OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS WRITING COMPETITIION
FOR LAW STUDENTS 2009-2010

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students.

TOPIC: The scope of permissible topics is broad i.e. any aspect of domestic public or private labor or employment law. Students are encouraged to present (a) public policy issue, (b) practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, (c) comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification and (d) comment on a common law doctrine.

ELIGIBILITY: All currently enrolled undergraduate law students attending accredited law schools in the Unites States.

PRIZES: First prize - $1,500 / Second prize - $1,000 / Third prize - $500

In addition to a monetary award, the winner will have his/her article distributed to all fellows with a future issue of the College newsletter and posted on the College's website. The ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law has indicated a strong interest in printing the winning entry. 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.

DEADLINE: Articles must be e-mailed no later than 5:00 pm (pdst) on May 14, 2010 or post marked no later than May 1, 2010.


  LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY (LELS)

Dear friend of the C-K Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS):

Several important reminders:

1 - This sunday (10/4) the exec board is meeting from 1:30pm - 3pm in room 355. ALL LELS members are welcome to give your input and volunteer to help. We have big ideas and need your help!

2 - This coming week are the 'everything you want to know about labor and employment law at Kent' programs. Upperclass students, we still need panelists, especially for the tuesday program.

Tu. 10/6   
Maximizing your Labor & Employment Law Experience at Kent!
Student Panel and lots of tips for 1Ls, 2Ls… and even those seasoned 3Ls & 4Ls. 11:45am – 12:45pm – dinner provided. C35

W. 10/7    
Maximizing your Labor & Employment Law Experience at Kent!
Student Panel and lots of tips for 1Ls, 2Ls… and even those seasoned 3Ls & 4Ls. 5pm – 5:50pm – dinner provided. Room 370.

3 - On Wed. 10/14 at 3pm in room 370, Professor Eglit will be talkin about the Ricci v. DeStefano case... all are welcome. He will be discussing the recent Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano and the potential effect that the decision will have on Title VII cases in the future.  We think this case is especially interesting to discuss, as it came through the Second Circuit while Justice Sotomeyer was on the panel.

4 - W. 10/28 - BOWLING!!!  BOWLING WITH ALUMNI!!!  8pm at the Lucky Strike (E. Illinois).  More details to follow.

5 - W. 10/28 - A possible practitioner's panel... more details to follow.

I hope to see you at one of, if not all, of these events!


I am pleased to announce the 2009-2010 LELS Executive Board:

- President - Mark Hoffman (term ends Dec. 2009)
- V.P. for Internal Affairs - Tamara Starks (term ends May 2010)
- V.P. for External Affairs - Sara Schumann (term ends May 2010)
- Treasurer - Mark Berardi (term ends May 2010)
- Secretary- Sara Grammes (term ends Dec. 2009)
- Director of Technology (term ends May 2010)

Vacant: Alumni Liaison (Over the summer, Mark will begin working on identifying possible alumni to serve in this position).

Faculty Advisor: Marty Malin

Please join me in congratulating the new board and thanking our outgoing board members for their service:

Renee Fath - V.P.
Stacey Scanlon - Secretary
Marci Sahinoglu - Treasurer
Mark Hoffman 4L (and here for one more semester) President


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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