Labor & Employment Law: Co-curricular Opportunities

Many Marquette University law students become involved in student organizations while keeping pace with their studies. Whether the activity aims to be purely a social event or one that will enhance the classroom-learning experience, students carve out time to enjoy each other's company, listen to nationally known experts in the various areas of labor and employment law as part of school-sponsored conferences or the Speaker Series in Labor and Employment Law, or submit a paper or brief to national writing, trial, and appellate competitions. The following is a sample of the Marquette University Law School organizations and activities geared toward students interested in labor and employment law practice:

Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS)

The LELS provides a variety of resources to aid students, including lectures, guest speakers, social networking events, team and writing competitions, international travel programs, mentorship programs, and other opportunities for academic and professional enrichment.

ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition

Established by the American Bar Association (ABA), this competition introduces law students to the challenges and rewards of labor and employment law litigation. Marquette law students compete in this annual competition in November, developing their trial advocacy skills with top-notch adjunct faculty.

Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition

This competition is held each spring, attracting more than 50 law schools from all corners of the United States. Marquette University law students travel to New York to compete in this prestigious event and have taken home awards for their performances.

Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review 

This law review publishes articles devoted to international and domestic civil rights and social justice perspectives on employee benefits, disability, elder, health, poverty, and social insurance law.  Since 2002, and as formerly known as the Elder's Advisor, it has been produced by ​Marquette University law students who work closely with experts in the field to bring to publication a readable compendium of current issues and complex policy problems at the intersection of benefits law and social justice.