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Writing Competition 2012 Winners

1st place winner : 

Ian Hayes - THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF SECTION 8(B)(4)(II)(B) AND THE SUPREME COURT'S UNIQUE TREATMENT OF UNION SPEECH


Ian Hayes

Ian Hayes - St. John's University, School Of Law, Class Of 2013

Ian Hayes is a J.D. candidate at St. John’s University School of Law, class of 2013, where he is a Junior Fellow for the Center for Labor and Employment Law, an Articles Editor for the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, and the Monsignor Thomas J. Darby Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.  After graduating from Fordham University in 2007 with degrees in Philosophy and Sociology, he worked as an organizer for Service Employees International Union.  Mr. Hayes was a Peggy Browning Fellow at Kennedy, Jennik & Murray P.C. in 2011 and is currently working at the National Labor Relations Board in New York City.  He plans to practice labor and employment law after graduation.


2nd place winner :  

Jon L. Dueltgen - MEZONOS BROOKLYN BAKERY: A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR HOFFMAN PLASTICS


Jon L. Dueltgen

Jon L. Dueltgen - University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class Of 2013

Jon L. Dueltgen is currently on assignment with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the United States Department of State, where he works for both the Office of East and South Asian Pacific Affairs and the Office of Employment Law. Previously, he was a diversity scholar in the summer associate class at Proskauer Rose, clerked for the National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Judges, and held positions in Compensation and Benefits and Organizational Development at American International Group. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in May 2010, he anticipates receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 2013. Descended from two generations of United Nations civil servants, who have continuously served the institution since its founding, he is also the proud recipient of the International Baccalaureate Diploma from the United Nations International School in New York.


3rd place winner :  

Amanda Webster - THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CHIPS ARE DOWN: HOW WISCONSIN'S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RESTRICTIONS PLACE THE US IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LABOR LAWS


Amanda Webster

Amanda Webster - University of Baltimore School of Law, Class Of 2012

Amanda Webster is a third year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She is originally from Ocean City, Maryland.  Prior to entering law school, Ms. Webster worked for 5 years as an architect and designer in the Washington DC metro area.  She developed an interest in labor and employment law while studying the topic abroad in Prague and Vienna.  Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Webster will be joining the litigation department at Saul Ewing, LLP. Ms. Webster would like to thank Professor Colin Starger for his guidance while drafting this article.