September 03, 2019 law student tax challenge

Law Student Tax Challenge Archive

2017 J.D. Winners Estevan Fernandez and Brizset Giles of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles present before the judges at the 2018 Midyear Tax Meeting.

2017 J.D. Winners Estevan Fernandez and Brizset Giles of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles present before the judges at the 2018 Midyear Tax Meeting.

ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge Archives

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. 

In the archive pages you will find:

  • Problems
  • Best Written Answers
  • Results
  • Videos of past Winners presenting before judges (2017, 2018)

Past Years