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Institute for Law and the Workplace

Professor Martin H. Malin
565 W. Adams St., Room 843
Chicago, IL 60661
mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu
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Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

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The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm has been engaged in the practice of employment, labor, and benefits law on behalf of management for over 50 years. With offices in major cities throughout the United States, the firm has a national perspective and an awareness of local business environments. Jackson Lewis pioneered the concept of preventive employee relations to help employers shape a positive and productive workplace. The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 39 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis.

The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute pools the resources of leading academic scholars and the practicing professional community to train students and professionals, monitor policies and trends, and reflect upon issues confronting the labor and employment law community in a neutral setting.

2013-14

Christopher J. Bryant - 1st Place winner
Duke University School of Law
An Untrustworthy Presumption: Replacing the Moench Presumption With a Sound Standard for Stock-Drop Litigation

M. Caroline Hyatt - 2nd Place Winner
University of Cincinnati Law School
The Legal Enforcement of "Proper" Gender Performance Through Title VII

Amy Berenbaum - 3rd Place Winner
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Healthcare Workers' Religious Objections to Mandatory Influenza Vaccination: Examining Title VII's Religious Accommodation Requirement

2012 - 13 Competition Winners

Hunter Swain - 1st Place Winner
University of Colorado Law School
Sinking the Unpaid Externship: How Many Unpaid Externships Violate the Fair Labor Standards Act and Yield Exceptionally Broad Joint Liability 

Amanda Walck - 2nd Place Winner
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Overregulation or Fair Interpretation: Christopher v. SmithKline and the Question of Judicial Deference in Department of Labor Rulemaking 

Andrew Galle - 3rd Place Winner
George Mason University School of Law
Square with the House: The Case for Ending Ex-Offender Employment Discrimination

2011-12 Competition Winners

Deepti Shenoy — 1st Place Winner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Courting Substantive Equality: Employment Discrimination Law in India

Jamie Siebrase — 2nd Place Winner
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Got Milk?: The New Health Insurance Law and Its Requirements Securing A Mother's Right to Express Breast Milk in the Workplace

Jon Luke Dueltgen — 3rd Place Winner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mezonos, Hoffman and the Notion of Intent

>> View past winners