Labor + Employment Law Society
The Labor and Employment Law Society ("LELS") is a non-partisan society that aims to educate future attorneys in all areas of conflict that arise throughout the course of employment, and the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees. The society works to encourage law students to pursue a career in labor and employment law.
This dynamic area of the law is more important today than ever with the increase in digital communications, social networking, and the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Affordable Care Act, all having a direct impact on employees and employers alike. We want future employment practitioners to be prepared to manage not only the impending complications surrounding these matters, but also Title VII claims, wage and hour claims, FMLA and ERISA violations, as well as understand the important role unions play in the employment context. To achieve these ends, the LELS will provide career guidance and networking opportunities through panel discussions, alumni support, speaker events, and workshops in order to provide QU law students with the information necessary to become effective and passionate labor and employment law advocates.
The Labor and Employment Law Society does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, sex, religion, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Executive Board for 2013-2014
President: Jacqueline Sharp
Vice President: Shantel Smart
Treasurer: Lauren MacDonald
Secretary: Julie Bernblum