Mary Rose Strubbe ’81, professor of Legal Research and Writing and assistant director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Strubbe will be inducted in ceremonies held by the college in November.
Each year, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers honors leading lawyers in the practice of labor and employment law. Induction as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of “sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying dedication and excellence.”
Strubbe graduated with honors from IIT Chicago-Kent in 1981, and spent most of the next dozen years in private practice, with a focus on plaintiff’s-side employment law matters. She joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1994.
From 2001 to 2014, Strubbe served as director of the law school’s five-semester Legal Research and Writing Program. Since 2003, she has also been involved in the development of IIT Chicago-Kent’s International LL.M. programs, and has taught in those programs both at home and abroad.
She currently teaches introductory courses on the United States’ legal system, legal research and writing courses, and employment law courses. She has presented regularly at national and regional conferences on skills teaching.
Strubbe writes and presents on both employment law and on legal research and writing issues. She was the principal author and editor-in-chief of BNA’s 1999 Cumulative Supplement to Sexual Harassment in Employment Law. She was an author of several iterations of the “Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment” chapter in the American Bar Association’s periodic updates of Employment Discrimination Law, and she drafted portions of numerous chapters of Lindemann & Kadue’s Workplace Harassment Law (BNA 2012).