Students at the Institute for Law and the Workplace have the opportunity to participate on student editorial boards for two Chicago-Kent publications devoted to labor and employment law issues:

The Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal

A peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary online journal that presents diverse perspectives on workplace law. We publish the proceedings of the Malin Institute's annual spring symposium (on a new workplace law topic every year) and welcome individual scholarly submissions on a rolling basis. Full articles are available on Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline. For information on submitting articles to the EREPJ, please see our submissions guidelines or contact Malin Institute Director Nicole Buonocore Porter (

Illinois Public Employee Relations Report

This peer-edited online publication is edited and circulated jointly by the Malin Institute and the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations. It publishes articles that should be of interest to anyone involved or interested in employer-employee relations in the public sector. The authors of articles are responsible for the content and for the opinions expressed and do not necessarily represent the views of the editorial board or their academic institutions. 

The Report accepts submissions for publication at any time. Submissions can be of any length and should follow the citation format for law review articles in the latest edition of the Bluebook. Publication decisions will be made by the editorial board, which consists of professors at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations. Because this is an online publication, we will publish articles “on demand,” which means that authors will see their articles published much more quickly than a traditional publication. Articles will be cite-checked by our student editorial staff and edited by the editorial board. We encourage practitioners, scholars, and advocates to submit articles for our consideration.

You can submit an article for consideration to Professor Nicole Porter at

Current and past issues of the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report are available at no charge through Scholarly Commons at