Law Student Wins National Labor Law Writing Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mercer Law School student Erica L. Hickey has been named winner of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers’ Second Annual Writing Competition for Law Students.

Hickey, whose paper was titled “Gomez-Perez V. Potter - Yet Another Step Away From Textualist Interpretation Of Employment Discrimination Statutes,” received a $1,500 first-place prize. In addition to being posted on the CLEL’s Web site, Hickey’s article will be distributed with the CLEL’s newsletter, which is seen by more than 1,000 fellows practicing in the United States and Canada.

The CLEL was the vision of a number of the fellows. Established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of The American Bar Association, the idea was to further establish this profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The CLEL operates as a free-standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.

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