38th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Lance Compa, Senior Lecturer, from the School of Industrial
Relations, Cornell University.
Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute
of New York University School of Law, and Randel K. Johnson,
Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee
Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The lecture is free and open to the public, however registration
is requested. Visit the program website for more information.
The 11th Distinguished Labor Leader
"Changing the Rules to Create Shared Prosperity"
Tefere Gebre, AFL-CIO executive vice president,
is the speaker for this year's Distinguished Labor Leader
Lecture, "Changing the Rules to Create Shared Prosperity."
Tefere will share his thoughts and engage in a discussion
of ideas with students and the public about why and how
we need to change the rules.
The Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture brings
a national labor or employment leader to Chicago-Kent for
a presentation about contemporary and emerging issues in
the workplace. The lecture series is cosponsored by the
Chicago Federation of Labor and the Institute for Law and
the Workplace, and is presented as a public service.
This event is complimentary, but RSVPs are
requested no later than Monday, March 7. Please visit our
program website to register.
See more at: http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace#sthash.dmKhT8rE.dpuf.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 3:00pm-4:00pm
- Morris Hall
SANDRA P. ZEMM LABOR
LAW 2015 Winner
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Institute for Law and the Workplace
Sandra Zemm was a partner in the Labor and Employment
Department at Seyfarth Shaw's Chicago office. Ms. Zemm
passed away in 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Her
family, friends, and colleagues created the Sandra Zemm
Prize to honor her.
The Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law is
awarded annually to a graduating student in Chicago-Kent's
Labor/Employment Law program who embodies Ms. Zemm's "commitment
to a career in labor and employment law, pioneer spirit
and willingness to take the initiative, and gracious and
generous attitude toward helping those in need."
We are delighted to announce that this year's Sandra Zemm
Prize is awarded to Samantha Dudzinski. Ms. Dudzinski
embodies the qualities that made Ms. Zemm so special.
First, her help for those in need has been demonstrated
since early in her law school career through her work
with CARPLS as a student volunteer, her work with Chicago-Kent's
Society of Women in Law, and her membership in the Labor
and Employment Law Society. Along the path to graduation,
Ms. Dudzinski demonstrated her commitment to a career
in Labor and Employment law by clerking for a firm that
does Workers' Compensation law, as well as working in
Chicago-Kent's Employment Discrimination Clinic. She serves
this year as Secretary of the Labor and Employment Law
Society here at Chicago-Kent, and has been instrumental
in organizing presentations by the student Labor/Employment
Law Society, including a recent faculty debate on whether
the football players at Northwestern University are "employees"
under the NLRA. Ms. Dudzinski is generous with her time
in talking with first-year students and prospective students
interested in Labor and Employment Law; her enthusiasm
for Labor and Employment Law is a powerful incentive for
As in past years, the faculty of the Institute for Law
and the Workplace are impressed with the achievements
and generosity of so many of our graduating students.
It has been a privilege to work with you all.
LELS Executive Board
Naomi Frisch - President
Jenna Kim - Vice President of External Affairs
Joseph Sweeney - Vice President of Internal Affairs
Brent Keller - Secretary/Treasurer
Warren Katz - IT Director