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Week of April 26, 2010

Hi LELS Membership,

NEW OFFICERS-

We have no contested seats for our officer positions so the slate of new officers is:

Treasurer: Mark Berardi
Technology Director: Alisa Ittner
Vice President of Internal Relations: Tamara Starks
Vice President of External Relations: Daniel Kaspar

Sara Schumann
LELS President

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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.

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The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Entries for the competition must be submitted by June 15, 2010.

The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution is holding its annual law student writing competition in dispute resolution.  Papers of up to 25 pages in length may be submitted on any topic pertaining to dispute resolution, which includes labor or employment arbitration or mediation.  First prize is $1,000.  Details are available here.  http://www.abanet.org/dispute/essaycomp.html

Entries for the competition must be submitted by June 15, 2010.  For futher, details please visit http://www.abanet.org/dispute/essaycomp.html.

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The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law Student Writing Competition

All articles are to be submitted by November 1, 2010.

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2010 College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Law Student Writing Competition.

TOPIC:      The scope of permissible topics is broad, i.e., any aspect of workers’ compensation law.  Students are encouraged to present:

  • a public policy issue;
  • a critique of a leading case or doctrine; or
  • a comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification.

ELIGIBILITY:      All students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States and all those recently graduated from them (graduation on or after May, 2009).

PRIZES:
First prize - $1,500.00                                             
Second prize - $1,000.00
Third prize - $500.00

The winner’s article will also be considered for publication in the Workers’ First Watch, The Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) magazine, or in a future issue of an appropriate ABA committee newsletter or journal.  The winner will also be invited (expenses paid) to the Annual College Induction Dinner to be honored during the program.

Rules

  • Articles must be original from the applicant, and limited to one entry.  Articles must not presently be under consideration for any other publication or written as part of paid employment.

All articles are to be submitted in the following format:

  • Submitted by email to cwcl@airmail.net (Please reference “Writing Competition” in the subject line.);
  • All articles are to be submitted by November 1, 2010;
  • Double-spaced,on 8 ? inch by 11 inch paper, 1 inch margins;
  • Entries should be between 10 and 20 pages in length (including endnotes);
  • Citations are to conform to “A Uniform System of Citation” (The Bluebook). 
  • If published by the College, the articles become the property of the College.  No submitted article may be published elsewhere until after announcement of the winners of the competition.  Announcement of the winners will be made at least 30 days in advance of the Annual College Induction Dinner, March 2011.

Include a cover letter with your entry stating your name, mailing address and phone number (both school and permanent), name of school and year of graduation.

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school or submit entry within 60 days of graduation. 

Judging

The evaluation standards will be organization, quality of research, depth, originality of analysis, clarity of style and readability.  The College reserves the right not to award and/or to reject any or all submissions.

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  LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY (LELS)

Dear members of the Chicago-Kent community:

I am pleased to announce that Sara Schumann (3L) has been elected to serve as the new Labor and Employment Law Society president and Sara Grammes (2L) has been elected to continue as Secretary.

I am confident that both Saras, along with the current executive board members and class representatives, will do many things in 2010 to continue to build the LELS!

Here are the current officers:

- President - Sara Schumman
- V.P. for Internal Affairs - Tamara Starks
- V.P. for External Affairs - to be determined
- Treasurer - Mark Berardi
- Secretary - Sara Grammes

Finally, this will be my last message as the outgoing president of the LELS. It has been a pleasure to serve in this role.

If anyone wishes to remain in contact with me (I finished my coursework this December), my personal e-mail is "mrfloatpen@gmail.com.'

Best wishes for 2010!

Mark Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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