Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021–2022 Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.


Ashlyn Hare (University of Denver Sturm School of Law)
The Playbook: A Guide to College Athlete Unionization in the Wake of Alston


Michael Fasciale (Seton Hall University School of Law)
The Patchwork Problem: A Need for National Uniformity to Ensure an Equitable Playing Field for Student-Athletes’ Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation


Kyle MacDonald (Florida International University College of Law)
Butting Heads: Exploring the NFL’s Use of Race-Norming in the Class Action Settlement for Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

The competition is sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C. and administered by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace.  It recognizes the best legal writing in the field of labor and employment law among current law students. The judging committee is drawn from among the most preeminent labor and employment law scholars in the country; entries are anonymously judged. The top three winners receive scholarships: $3000 for the first-place winner, and $1000 each for the two second-place winners.

About the Malin Institute and Jackson Lewis P.C. 

The Malin Institute is a national center for research, training, dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Malin 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.

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee. The Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of founding partner Louis Jackson.

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