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
Requirements and Eligibility:
Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.
REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY
Entries must be the law student author’s own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2017 semester. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.
Entries must be suitable for publication in a law review. Citations must conform to current Bluebook style. Papers must not exceed 35 pages in length, 8½ by 11 inch, including footnotes, set in 12 point Times Roman font, footnotes in 10 points, with double spacing and one inch margins.
To submit an entry, please go to:
Entries may also be submitted in hard copy to:
Louis Jackson Writing Competition
c/o Institute for Law and the Workplace
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
DEADLINE DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.
Judging will be blind, so the only identification that may appear on the first or subsequent pages of the paper is the paper title.
One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the cash awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required.)
Entries will be blind-judged by an independent panel of law professors from across the United States. The determination of the judges’ panel is final. Neither Jackson Lewis LLP nor the Institute for Law and the Workplace will be involved in judging the competition.
Questions may be directed to Professor Martin H. Malin by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or Program Associate Sharon Wyatt-Jordan by email to swyattj@ kentlaw.iit.edu.