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Week of March 10, 2014


Students interested in Labor and Employment Law, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, International and Comparative Law, Public Interest Law, Criminal Litigation, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Environmental and Energy Law are invited to attend an Informational Reception on IIT Chicago-Kent's Certificate Programs.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
4:30 - 5:45pm
Event Room

Meet faculty and students in the Certificate programs, gather information, and have a snack!


Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture

On Monday, March 24, 2014 (the first day back from Spring Break), at 4:00pm to 5:00pm, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will
deliver the Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture. The event will take place in the auditorium.

In addition to leading the AFL-CIO affiliated teachers union, Weingarten is one of the major players in the public discourse over education reform. She is also an incredibly dynamic speaker.


36th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture:
The Post-Recession Economy: A Return to ... What?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lecturer: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden

Commentators: Mary Joyce Carlson, Labor and Employment Attorney, Washington, D.C. and James J. Glynn, Vice President, Labor Relations, GM North America


Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize - 2014

Sandra Zemm was a partner in the Labor and Employment Department at Seyfarth Shaw's Chicago office; she passed away in September 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Seyfarth Shaw and Ms. Zemm's family, friends, and colleagues have raised money to fund an annual prize in her honor.

The Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law will be awarded annually to a third or fourth year student in the Labor/Employment Law Certificate Program at IIT Chicago-Kent who has demonstrated the qualities that made Sandy so special:

A commitment to pursue a career in labor and employment law, a pioneer spirit and willingness to take the initiative, and a gracious and generous attitude toward helping those in need.

The Prize this year is $1,000. If you know someone in the Certificate Program whom you think embodies the characteristics for which Ms. Zemm is remembered, please consider nominating that person for the Zemm Prize.

To nominate a student, please send an e-mail naming the student, with a paragraph or so describing the reasons you think the student deserves the Zemm Prize. Please feel free to nominate yourself also, or to suggest nominations to faculty.

Deadline for nominations by students: FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014.

Send nominations to Ms. Sharon Wyatt-Jordan via email at,


LELS Executive Board

Joe Sexauer - President
Matthew Jarka - Vice President of External Affairs
Brendan Crowley -Vice President of Internal Affairs
Mike Adler - Secretary
Kelly Carson - Treasurer
Charlie Burns - IIT Director



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