Thursday, September 15, 2022
The ABA Tax Section has released the J.D. Problem (rules; entry form) and LL.M. Problem (rules; entry form) for the 22nd Annual Law Student Tax Challenge:
An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, the Law Student Tax Challenge (LSTC) is organized by the Section’s Young Lawyers Form. The LSTC asks two-person teams of students to solve a complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice. Teams are initially evaluated on two criteria: a memorandum to a senior partner and a letter to a client explaining the result. Based on the written work product, six teams from the J.D. Division and four teams from the LL.M. Division receive a free trip to the Section’s Midyear Meeting, where each team presents its submission before a panel of judges consisting of the country’s top tax practitioners and government officials, including tax court judges. The competition is a great way for law students to showcase their knowledge in a real-world setting and gain valuable exposure to the tax law community.
- Submission Deadline: November 7, 2022
- Notification of Semifinalists and Finalists: December 15, 2022
- Semifinal and Final Oral Defense Rounds: February 9-10, 2023
For past problems, results, and best written winners, see here.
Join us next Thursday afternoon for a law student tax challenge informational webinar. This is a great opportunity to hear from past winners and gain more insight into the competition. Registration is now open, click the link here to register!