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 2017-2018 Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition Deadline — Wednesday, January 17, 2018

To submit an entry, please click on the following link: https://chicagokent.formstack.com/forms/louis_jackson_entry

Click here to review requirements and eligibility

WINNERS of the 2016-17 Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition:

Shannon Auvil - 1st Place Winner (TIED)

The University of Alabama School of Law
Title VII: The Next Weapon for Female Soldiers

Michael Fahner - 1st Place Winner (TIED)
New York University School of Law
Promising Protection: An Assessment of New York City's Freelance Isn't Free Act

Ruth Lesser - 3rd Place Winner
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Exit Searches: Before You Leave, Let Me Look in your Briefcase, Bag, and Car


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