Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competion in Employment
and Labor Law
Sponsor/Title: 2010-2011 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 2010 semester.
There are formatting guidelines that must be followed.
For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by email
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
are due no later than Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Writing
Competition for Law Students
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.
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
The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2010 Law
Student Writing Competition Rules
1. 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.
2. All articles are to be submitted in the following
- Submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please reference "Writing Competition" in the
All articles are to be submitted by January 15, 2011;
- Double-spaced,on 8 ½ inch by 11 inch paper, 1 inch margins;
- Entries should be between 10 and 20 pages in length
- Citations are to conform to "A Uniform System of
Citation" (The Bluebook).
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY (LELS)
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