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Probate & Property Magazine: Volume 27 No. 06

2013 RPTE Law Student Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 Law Student Writing Contest winners:

First place—Jessica Beess und Chrostin of Harvard Law School: “Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Donative Instruments: A Taxonomy of Disputes and Type-Differentiated Analysis.”

Second place—Rebecca Gross of Georgetown University Law School: “Intestate Intent: Presumed Will Theory, Duty Theory, and the Flaw of Relying on Average Decedent Intent.”

Third place—Kyle Belz of Stetson University College of Law: “No Covenant for Old Men: Restrictive Covenants’ Impact on Aging in Place.”

The goal of the RPTE student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. The essay contest is designed to attract students to these law specialties and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be on timely topics and have not been previously published.

Jessica Beess und Chrostin, the first place winner, will receive $2,500 cash, a one-year free membership in the Section, and free round-trip airfare and weekend accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Leadership Meeting, November 7–9, 2013, in New Orleans (valued at approximately $1,000). In addition, Jessica’s essay will be considered for publication in a future issue of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. Rebecca Gross, the second place winner, will receive $1,500 cash, and Kyle Belz, the third place winner, will receive $1,000 cash.


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