Labor and Employment Law Writing Competition

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2012-2013 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school. 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.

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.

To be considered, articles must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDST on May 15, 2013.  For for information, visit http://www.law.umn.edu/abajlel/2012-13-national-student-writing-competition.html.