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John Lewis Case Competition (JLCC) is hosted by Emory University’s Goizueta Business School focused on the intersection of business and racial equity. The competition connects corporations with students interested in business to create bold, innovative, and actionable racial justice initiatives for those corporations over the course of six weeks.
To provide a brief overview of how the competition works:
  • Student teams from across the nation apply by responding in detail to four questions focused on how racial inequality is present in corporate America.
  • Applications are then judged by a panel of university faculty and staff, leaders in corporate America, and leaders in the DEI, Civil Rights, and racial justice space.
  • The top 20 teams advance to the semifinal round, where they are paired with a corporate sponsor, each having their unique case prompt.
  • With budget, time, and touchpoints with their respective sponsors, student teams conduct research and develop an actionable and innovation recommendation to businesses focused on a prompt related to racial justice.
  • Finalist teams have won up to $10,000 in awards. 
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Please find the JLCC timeline below:

Application Dates

  • October 3, 2022 – Application opens
  • November 18, 2022 at 11:59PM EST – Application deadline


  • December 5, 2022 – Semifinalist teams announced
  • January 19, 2023 – Semifinal presentations due
  • January 20, 2023 – Semifinals held virtually


  • February 17, 2023 – Live final event held in-person in Atlanta
  • February 16 – February 19, 2023 – Making the Case for Change experiential weekend

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