ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge

An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, the Law Student Tax Challenge asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.

Important Dates

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2017-18 Law Student Tax Challenge problem release date has been pushed back to Thursday, September 7th, 2017. The submission deadline has also been updated to allow for an additional 2 days. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

  • Problem Release Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017, by or before 5 p.m. EST
  • Submission Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017, by or before 5 p.mEST
  • Notification of Semi-Finalists and Finalists: Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Semi-Final and Final Oral Defense Rounds: Friday, February 9th, 2018 in San Diego, CA

J.D. Division

LL.M. Division

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 taxmem@americanbar.org.

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