Program in Labor and Employment Law

A variety of scholarships are made available to students in IIT Chicago-Kent's Program in Labor and Employment Law through the generosity of the Institute for Law and the Workplace's many members, alumni and friends. These include scholarships named for and funded by individuals and organizations, a general Law and the Workplace Scholarship Fund, an Organized Labor Scholarship Fund, several endowed scholarship funds, and special need-based scholarships for students participating in labor and employment law externships.

Students enrolled in the Program in Labor and Employment Law are eligible for scholarship support, based on academic performance, prior experience in labor and employment relations, and financial need. There are four types of scholarships:

  • Named Scholarships are supported by members of the Institute for Law and the Workplace. Current named scholarships include:
    • Clark Baird Smith Scholarship
    • Franczek Radelet Scholarship
    • Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship in Honor of Thomas F. Sonneborn
    • Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting Scholarship
    • Laner, Muchin, Scholarship in Memory of Isaiah Dorfman and Herman DeKoven
    • Lawrence Casazza Scholarship
    • Littler Mendelson Scholarship
    • Louis Jackson Memorial Scholarships (funded by Jackson Lewis LLP
    • Burton S. Odelson Fellowship
    • Ogletree Deakins Scholarship
    • Seyfarth Shaw Scholarship
    • SmithAmundsen Scholarship
    • Stickler & Nelson Scholarship
    • R. Kirk Williams Scholarship
  • Law and the Workplace Scholarships are funded by Institute for Law and the Workplace members, alumni and friends of Chicago-Kent's labor law programs.
  • Alumni Labor Law Scholarships are funded by IIT Chicago-Kent alumni and awarded to entering first-year students with interests and backgrounds in Labor and Employment Law.
  • Organized Labor Scholarships are funded by labor unions and union law firm members of the Institute for Law and the Workplace for students who have ties to organized labor.
  • Externship Scholarships are provided to students enrolled in the labor/employment law externship and are awarded based on financial need.

Endowment Funds

Lawrence Doppelt Endowment, established in memory of Lawrence Doppelt, a labor law professor at Chicago-Kent, supports an annual scholarship to a student who has excelled in labor law.

Masters Family Endowment, established by the Honorable Edward Masters '72, provides support for Institute for Law and the Workplace programs.

Kenneth M. Piper Endowment, established by Mrs. Kenneth M. Piper, honors the memory of her husband who was a senior labor relations executive with Motorola and Bausch & Lomb. The fund supports the annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.

Stickler & Nelson Endowment, established by the law firm, Stickler & Nelson, funds scholarships for students in the certificate program.