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

The Louis Jackson Memorial 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 Memorial National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of founding partner Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with the firm.

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.

WINNERS of the 2018–2019 Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition:

Caleb Peiffer — 1st Place
UCLA School of Law
Doubly-Unprotected Disparagement: Employee Voice on Product Quality Under the NLRA

Jessica O'Brien — 2nd Place (tied)
UNC School of Law
Invisible Discrimination: How Targeted Advertising is Being Used to Circumvent the Age Discrimination in Employment Act 

Shannon Warren — 2nd Place (tied)
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Left Out in the Cold: Exploring the Vulnerabilities of Seasonal Workers in the Ski Industry


If you have questions, please contact Tristan Kirvin at tkirvin@kentlaw.iit.edu.