Tyler Wiese (’11) Accepted for National Labor Relations Board Honors Program
FEBRUARY 9, 2011—University of Minnesota Law School 3L Tyler Wiese (’11) has been selected for the 2011 Honors Program of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a highly competitive process limited to new lawyers. Selections are based on academic achievement, writing experience, relevant course work, moot court and clinic participation, and experience in labor and employment matters.
Wiese will work in the Office of the General Counsel, which includes rotations in the Division of Enforcement Litigation and the Division of Advice. The overall focus of assignments is development and implementation of federal labor law and policy.
The two-year program offers broad experience in court, labor law, and civil practice matters that is unparalleled in private practice. Typical activities of Honors Program participants involve drafting briefs and memoranda, reviewing investigative files for suitability of appeal, and appearing before federal bankruptcy and district courts as a representative of the Board or General Counsel. Assignments may come from the Office of Appeals or such branches as the Appellate Court, Contempt Litigation and Compliance, Special Litigation, and Injunction Litigation.
At completion, Honors Program participants are assigned to an office within the Office of the General Counsel, according to their personal preference whenever possible.
Wiese is currently the editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law and will be a student instructor for Practice and Professionalism in the spring semester. He clerked in the NLRB’s Minneapolis regional office in the summer of 2010 and studied comparative law in the study-abroad program at China’s Renmin University in the summer of 2009. In the 2009-10 academic year, Wiese was named the University of Minnesota Labor Law Student of the Year by the Minnesota State Bar Association and won a book award in labor law.
The NLRB, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was established in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, passed by Congress the same year to protect employees’ and employers’ rights, encourage collective bargaining, and curtail harmful practices. The Board processes charges of violations of the Act.