November 06, 2008

2008 Law Student Tax Challenge

Problem, Best Written Winners, Entrants

Finalists and Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Law Student Tax Challenge:

J.D. Division Results

  • The 1st Place Team was Lisa Kothari and Jeanmarie Dunn-Kane of Temple University Beasley School of Law.
  • The 2nd Place team was Alicia Buckingham and Christopher Massey, University of Denver Sturm School of Law.  
  • The Best Written Submission was by Lisa Kothari and Jeanmarie Dunn-Kane of Temple University Beasley School of Law.

The J.D. semi-finalists were:

  • Eloise Pinto and Kristi Braind, Michigan State University College of Law.
  • Ashley Dorn and Megan Oroszlan, Temple University Beasley School of Law.
  • Jessica Kuester and Jillian Farrar, Syracuse University College of Law.
     

LL.M. Division Results

  • The 1st Place Team was Brett Saltzman and Daniel Bergrin of Northwestern University School of Law.
  • The 2nd Place Team was Lydia York and David Annecharico of Temple University Beasley School of Law.
  • The Best Written Submission was by Brett Saltzman and Daniel Bergrin of Northwestern University School of Law.

The LL.M. finalists were:

  • Jenna Shih and Damon Paxton, University of San Diego School of Law.
  • G. Martin Bingisser and Ted Shultz, University of Washington School of Law.

Judges

The Section thanks its members who gave of their time to assess the semi-finalist and finalist teams during the oral rounds of the 2008 Law Student Tax Challenge. Judge biographies available here.

  • Hon. John O. Colvin, Chief Judge, United States Tax Court, Washington, D.C.
  • Hon. Stephen J. Swift, Judge, United States Tax Court, Washington, D.C.
  • Donald  L. Korb, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
  • Nathan J. Hochman, Incoming Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Steven C. Salch, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Houston, TX
  • William H. Caudill, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Houston, TX
  • Juan F. Vasquez, Jr., Shareholder, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, Houston, TX
  • Kelley Cooper Miller, Attorney Advisor; United States Tax Court, Washington, D.C.
  • Richard Lipton, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Deborah A. Butler, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure & Administration) IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, D.C.
  • William J. Wilkins, Partner, WilmerHale, Washington, D.C.
  • Armando Gomez, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Washington, D.C.