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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ACTEC Sponsors 2013 Law Student Writing Competition

ACTECThe Legal Education Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is sponsoring the 2013 Law Student Writing Competition:

Purpose:  Consistent with ACTEC’s purposes, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition was created to encourage and reward scholarly works in the area of trusts and estates. ACTEC’s purposes are to maintain an association of lawyers, international in scope, skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents; to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility, to bring together qualified lawyers whose character and ability will contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the College; and to cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar purposes.

Eligibility:  This competition is open to any law student in good standing (full-time or part-time) who is currently enrolled as a J.D. or LL.M. candidate in an ABA-accredited law school within the United States or its possessions.

Subjects: The paper must relate to the area of trusts and estates, broadly defined to include:

  • Business Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Fiduciary Administration
  • Fiduciary Income Taxation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Drafting
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Substantive Laws for the Gratuitous Transmission of Property
  • Wealth Transfer Taxation (Estate, Gift and GST Tax)


  • 1st Prize: $5,000 and publication in the ACTEC Journal
  • 2d Prize:  $3,000 and online publication on ACTEC’s website
  • 3d Prize:  $1,000 and online publication on ACTEC’s website

Deadline:  June 14, 2013

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