Louis Jackson National Student Memorial 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 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 50 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.

Submission for the 2018-2019 Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition Deadline — Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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WINNERS of the 2017-18 Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition:

Stefanie Brody - 1st Place Winner
Saint Louis University School of Law
Treating Employees Like Widgets: The Legal Impact of Workforce Management Systems on Contingent Workers

Naomi Bensdorf Frisch - 2nd Place Winner
Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Impact of RFRA on Employment Discrimination: Will the Hobby Lobby Decision Erode the Purpose of Title VII?

Aaron Bibb - 3rd Place Winner
University of Wisconsin Law School
Vindicating Statutory Employment Rights in the Age of Mandatory Arbitration: State Attorney General Parens Patriae Litigation as an Alternative to Class Actions

If you have questions, please contact Sharon Wyatt-Jordan at swyattj@kentlaw.iit.edu.