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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Student Tax Writing Competition -- $3,000 Prize


The Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits at The John Marshall Law School Chicago sponsors the Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition:

Scope:  The scope of permissible topics for the writing competition is broad -- any aspect of Tax Law is acceptable: ... a paper on a public policy issue, a critique of a leading case or doctrine, a comment on a statute, or the need for statutory modification, or a comment on a common law doctrine.

Eligibility:  Any currently enrolled law school student attending an ABA-accredited law school.

Prizes:  A grand prize of $3,000 plus two honorable mentions of $1,000 will be awarded. The winner's paper will also be posted on the program's website.

Rules:  See here.

Deadline for Submissions:  April 15, 2009.

James Lynch, a partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn, has graciously endowed the competition to honor Paul Faherty, former director of the Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits.  For last year's winning paper, see Brian A. Benko (LL.M. 2009, John Marshall), Not All Plan Failures are Created Equal: Inventing the Code ยง409A Correction Program.

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