About Us

2017–2018 Northwestern Labor & Employment Law Society
Photo credit: Randy Belice

The mission of the Labor & Employment Law Society is to promote awareness of, offer informative events about and provide professional development opportunities related to the field of labor & employment law. The objectives of the Society are to: inform students of the real-world complexities of practicing labor & employment law, maximize employment and internship opportunities through cultivating relationships with Northwestern Law alumni and other practitioners, and build community among Northwestern Law students interested in pursuing the field.

We provide a forum for students interested in the field to discuss topics such as employment discrimination, workplace privacy protections, whistle-blowing, sexual harassment, collective bargaining agreements, employee handbooks/manuals, representing employee/union vs. management, wage & hour disputes, retaliation, immigrant workers and others.

If you are a current Northwestern student who would like to know more about LELS, including being added to our listserv, please fill out this brief Google Survey (note: you must be logged into your Northwestern account to access the survey).