ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge

Winners in J.D. and LL.M. Divisions Chosen

The Section is pleased to announce the winners of the 16th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge, a contest designed to give students an opportunity to research, write about, and present their analyses of a real-life tax planning problem. The competition is open to both J.D. and LL.M. law students. Tyler Johnson and Anna Peckjian of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law were awarded first place in the J.D. Division. Their coach was Sarah Lawsky. Samuel Hampton and Daniel Neumeyer of the University of Washington School of Law were awarded first place in the LL.M. Division. Their coach was Dwight Drake. The teams presented oral arguments before a panel of distinguished tax lawyers and tax court judges attending the Section of Taxation 2017 Midyear Meeting in Orlando, FL, with the winners honored at a reception during the meeting.

The other awardees from this year's competition include:

J.D. Division

2nd Place: Joshua Jacobson and George Gray, University of Florida Levin College of Law
3rd Place: Nicholas Bjornson and Brian Lynn, University of Kansas School of Law
Best Written Submission: Joshua Jacobson and George Gray, University of Florida Levin College of Law

LL.M. Division

2nd Place: Jake Allison and Andrew Ralls, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Best Written Submission: Lindsey Holcumbrink and Brynne Brown, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

 

LSTC Listserve

Join the listserv to stay up-to-date on all competition news.  Competition updates will be communicated via listserv email and posted here.

To join the LSTC listserv:

  1. Log into your ABA account from the ABA Tax Section Homepage
  2. Click on "myABA"
  3. Under "Communications" on the left hand banner, click "Communications Preferences"
  4. Click "View Additional Lists"
  5. Scroll down and check "ABATax Law Student Tax Challenge" under the Section of Taxation

For all questions related to the LSTC or the ABA Tax Section, please contact jesse.tsai@americanbar.org.


For examples of the "Best Written" winners from past competitions, please click here.

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