Student Writing Contest
2008 Student Writing Contest
The 2008 Student Writing Contest is sponsored by the University of Miami School of Law Graduate Programs in Estate Planning and Real Property Development. The contest is open to all law students currently attending an ABA-accredited law school. It is designed to encourage and reward law student writing on real property, trust and estate law subjects of general and current interest. The University of Miami School of Law offers the nation’s only fulltime program leading to a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Estate Planning. The program explores the areas necessary to the development of a competent estate planner, including the applicable income and wealth transfer tax laws, planning strategies, fiduciary administration, drafting, ethics and the use of technological aids in the planning process. The purpose of the Graduate Program in Real Property Development is to provide an advanced educational opportunity for lawyers dedicated to working in the real estate field either as attorneys or entrepreneurs. The program is designed both for recent law school graduates and for practitioners interested in redirecting or fine tuning their practice.
The 2008 first-place winner will receive $1,500 cash and a one-year membership in the RPTE Section (valued at $55). The winner will also receive free round-trip airfare and weekend accommodations to attend the RPTE Fall Leadership Meeting, November 5th - 9th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (valued at approximately $1,000). In addition, the winner’s essay will be considered for publication in a future issue of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal and announced in Probate & Property, the Section magazine. The second-place winner will receive $700 cash and will be announced in Probate & Property. The third-place winner will receive $500 cash and an honorable mention in Probate & Property.
Complete rules as well as the entry form are available online. For more information, please contact the contest coordinator, Amanda S. Johnson at email@example.com. The deadline for submitting papers is June 20, 2008.