November 13, 2009

2009 Law Student Tax Challenge

Problem, Best Written Winners, Judges

Finalists and Winners

The LSTC is a national tax planning and client-counseling competition designed to more closely reflect everyday tax practice than traditional moot court competitions. The semi-final and final rounds of the 2009 LSTC took place in January of 2009 in San Antonio, Texas during the Section of Taxation Midyear Meeting.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Law Student Tax Challenge.

J.D. Division Results

  • 1st Place: Brendan Sponheimer and James Murtha of Western New England College School of Law. Frederick D. Royal, coach.
  • 2nd Place: Sara Steinberger and Travis Wheeler, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Kathy Mandelbaum, coach. 
  • 3rd Place: Kaitlyn Wahlsten and Jonathan Heinonen, Hamline University School of Law. Morgan L. Holcomb, coach. 
  • The Best Written Submission was by Neill O’Brien and Casey Nunez, Western New England College of Law. Frederick Royal, coach. 
  • Runner-up for Best Written Submission was by Bryan Jensen and Scott Valent, University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Alicia Buckingham, coach. 

The J.D. semi-finalists were:

  • Joe Aaron Mullis and Kevin Henson, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. William P. Kratzke, coach. 
  • Bryan Jensen and Scott Valent, University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Alicia Buckingham, coach.
  • Neill O’Brien and Casey Nunez, Western New England College of Law. Frederick Royal, coach. 
     

LL.M. Division Results

  • 1st Place: Nicole Forsythe and Ryan White of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Judith Frame Wiseman, coach.
  • 2nd Place: Henry Chen and Irina Goldberg, University of San Diego School of Law. Richard A. Shaw, coach.
  • The Best Written Submission was by Nicole Forsythe and Ryan White, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Judith Frame Wiseman, coach. 

The LL.M. semi-finalists were:

  • Hiram Powers and Joshua Erlich, Georgetown University Law Center. Martin Ginsburg, coach.
  • Nina Garonski and James Vandermark, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Kathy Mandelbaum, coach.