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Week of August 30, 2010

The Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace
presents a lecture by author and labor law scholar

Julius G. Getman

“Making the Right to Organize Real”
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Noon – 1 p.m.

Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street, Chicago

Free and open to all; webcast live at

Professor Julius G. Getman, who holds the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, is the author of Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement (Yale University Press 2010). A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Further information at 312.906.5111 or


Students interested in Labor and Employment Law and Students in the Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program are invited to the

Welcome Back Pizza Party!
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 510

We hope this will give everyone an informal opportunity to meet the faculty, catch up on your colleagues' news, meet new friends and chat with old ones, eat pizza and cookies, and ask questions about the Labor and Employment Law Program.

Institute for Law and the Workplace
Professor Martin H. Malin, Director
Professor Mary Rose Strubbe, Assistant Director
Dean Francine Soliunas, Executive Director




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



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).

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.


  • 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 (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. 


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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