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. 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 are invited to attend the Section of Taxation 2023 Midyear Tax Meeting, where each team will defend its submission before a panel of judges representing the country’s top tax practitioners and government officials, including Tax Court judges.
The competition, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Forum, 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. On average, more than 60 teams compete in the J.D. Division and more than 40 teams compete in the LL.M. Division.
Problem Release Date: September 6, 2022, released by 5pm EST
Submission Deadline: November 7, 2022, by or before 5pm EST
Semi-Finalists and Finalist Notified: December 15, 2022
Oral Round Competition & Awards: February 10, 2023
SUPPORT THE LAW STUDENT TAX CHALLENGE
Help ensure the 2022-2023 Law Student Tax Challenge (LSTC) is successful and volunteer. We are looking to fill the positions listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information about the below positions please reach out to the LSTC Competition Co-Chairs, Prasanthi Paritala ([email protected]) and Kandyce Jayasinghe ([email protected]).
- Technical Coordinators
- Marketing Chairs
- Problem Drafters
- Written Round Judging Chairs
- Oral Round Judging Chairs
- Scoring Spreadsheet Drafter
- Day-of Chairs
- Written Round Judges
- Oral Round Timers