The Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Law Writing Prize

The Strubbe Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of legal writing in labor and employment law by a Chicago-Kent student or alumni. Entries are anonymously judged by a group of Chicago-Kent faculty, adjunct faculty, and alumni. The award money is a check of $5,000, awarded to one individual. In addition to the monetary award, the paper will be published on the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace website and shared with prize donors.

The prize is named after Mary Rose Strubbe, who served as Chicago-Kent’s director of Legal Research and Writing and as assistant director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace. Upon her retirement in 2017 after 23 years at Chicago-Kent, the Chicago Federation of Labor and Chicago-Kent faculty and alumni joined together to establish the Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Writing Prize to honor her impact on the legal education of thousands of lawyers.

Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition

The Louis Jackson competition is sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C. and administered by Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace. It recognizes the best legal writing in the field of labor and employment law among current law students.

The judging committee is drawn from among the most preeminent labor and employment law scholars in the country; entries are anonymously judged. The top three winners receive scholarships: $3000 for the first place winner, and $1000 each for two second place winners.