The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2013-2014 writing competition.
This competition is open to articles
written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the
United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to
December 1, 2013. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are
not eligible. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector
labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and
employment bar. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of
relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic
is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law
of a single state will not be considered. Students are encouraged to
discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case
or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a
common law doctrine. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection,
analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax,
clarity, structure, overall appearance, and relevance to the practicing
labor and employment law bar.
The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and
Employment Lawyers: First Place: $1500, Second Place: $1000, Third
Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the
ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a
guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and
Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College
of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve
the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes
if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for
To be considered, articles must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDST on May 15, 2014.
For more information, please visit: http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/products/writing%20competition.aspx.