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Mary Rose Strubbe Labor and Employment Writing Prize.

During her 23 year tenure as professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Mary Rose Stubbe served as Director of Legal Research and Writing and Assistant Director of the Institute for Law & the Workplace. Upon her retirement in 2017, the Chicago Federation of Labor, faculty and alumni joined together to establish the Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Writing Prize to honor her impact on the legal education of thousands of lawyers. The Strubbe Prize will be awarded annually for the best piece of legal writing in labor and employment law by a Chicago-Kent student.

Topic: Papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination are eligible for the prize. Papers written for Chicago-Kent courses, academic-related internships/externships, or self-conducted research are admissible.

Requirements and Eligibility: Any current or former Chicago-Kent student is eligible; however, the author must have written the paper while a student at Chicago-Kent. Although the paper need not have been prepared for a Chicago-Kent course, papers prepared for a work purpose are not eligible. Entries must be the author’s own work and not that of a group. Entries already published elsewhere are not eligible. By submitting the paper, the author verifies that it is that author’s original work. The paper should clearly explain the governing law, be well-organized, be creative and persuasive, and display accurate mechanics and grammar, but there is no page limit for entries.

Award: The award money will be a check of $5,000.00, awarded to one individual. In addition to the monetary award, the paper will be published on the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace website and shared with prize donors.

Judging: Entries will be blind-judged by a group of Chicago-Kent faculty, adjunct faculty and alumni.

Submission: Please email your submission to Sharon Wyatt-Jordan, Program Associate & Production Editor, at swyattj@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Contact: Questions may be directed to Professor Martin H. Malin by email to mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu or Program Associate & Production Editor at swyattj@kentlaw.iit.edu.

See handout for more information.

Deadline date: Monday, April 29, 2019


 

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