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Week of November 16, 2009

LELS Executive Board Elections: President and Secretary

Sunday | 22 November | 6:00 p.m. | Candidacy Platforms Due
The Labor and Employment Law Society is holding elections this month for two positions on the LELS board: President and Secretary. Everyone interested in running for these positions is asked to submit brief candidacy platforms summarizing their interest, qualifications and ideas for the job.

The candidacy platforms should be e-mailed to LELS@kentlaw.edu by 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 22. An election will be conducted via e-mail beginning on November 23. (More details to come.) Below are descriptions of the duties for both the President and Secretary. The terms run until the end of the Fall 2010 semester.

President
The President shall call LELS meetings, coordinate the operation and direction of LELS including, but not limited to, programs (panels, speakers, socials, debates, etc.) and committee assignments. The President serves as a liaison between LELS and the Chicago-Kent Student Bar Association (“SBA”) and the administration. The President shall only cast a vote in an election, matter for discussion, or proposed amendment to the LELS constitution, in the event of a tie.

Secretary
The Secretary shall compile, maintain, and distribute the minutes of meetings and the records of the LELS. The Secretary shall keep a current list of members and work with the Technology Director to ensure that the LELS membership directory on the website is current. The Secretary shall provide ‘back-up’ for the Technology Director in posting announcements on The Record and the Student Organizations Calendar. The Secretary shall work with the Alumni Liaison to maintain a list of alumni members.

Institute for Law in the Workplace Faculty Appreciation Program

Wednesday | 2 December | 4:30-6:00 p.m. | 10th Floor Reception Room
Our Institute for Law in the Workplace Faculty appreciation program is Wednesday, 12/2 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. If you would like to help with the program, let Mark Hoffman know [lels@kentlaw.edu].

2009-2010 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

Dear Certificate students:

The Twelfth Annual Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace and Jackson Lewis LLP.  The competition is open to all students at ABA accredited law schools who are taking or have taken at least one class in labor or employment law (broadly defined).  First prize is $3,000.  There are two-second prize awards of $1,000 each.  Winning papers are published in the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required.)

Papers are blind judged by a panel of five law professors from law schools across the country.  Neither Chicago-Kent nor Jackson Lewis has any say in determining the winners. 

This competition should be of particular interest to those of you who took a seminar last year or are taking a seminar this semester and therefore have substantial papers in the labor or employment law field.  Details are posted outside Prof. Malin's, Prof. Strubbe's and Assistant Dean Francine Soliunas office and are also available from Sharon Wyatt-Jordan and on the website: www.kentlaw.edu/ilw/jackson.html.  Please view the attached flyer for more details.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

CONTACT: Questions may be directed to Professor Martin H. Malin by email to mmalin@kentlaw.edu

Best regards,

Sharon Wyatt-Jordan
Program Associate
Institute for Law and the Workplace
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams Street, Room 803
Chicago, IL  60661-3691
312.906.5111 (direct line)
312.906.5280 (fax)
sjordan@kentlaw.edu

Be a Class Rep in 2009-2010!

If you would like to serve as a class representative (or continue to serve if you already are a representative) for the LELS this year, please let Mark know (LELS@kentlaw.edu). Everyone is encouraged to participate - the more the merrier!

Here is a description, from the LELS Constitution, of what a class representative does:

Section 4 - Class Representatives

i - There shall be no elections for class representative positions. All interested members may contact the President to serve as a representative.

ii - Class representatives shall be responsible for communicating news about LELS programs, events, and meetings to the student body.

iii – Class representatives are encouraged to help with the planning and implementation of LELS programs and events.

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