Friday, August 15, 2008

==> May 2009 - $5,000 Trusts & Estates

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel officially announced its Mary Moers Wenig 2008 Student Writing Competition, in October, but it's something to have in mind as you select writing topics for the fall.

Highlights from the American Bar Association's reporting of last year's competition follow:

First Place Prize of $5,000:

+ A broad range of topics in the trusts and estates and related taxation areas
+ Attractive page requirements -- the body of the paper must be 20 double-spaced pages and may not exceed 30 double-spaced pages
+ Use of original (but unpublished) papers, including papers prepared for law school credit
+ [last year's deadline was May 1, 2008 allowing for work over both semesters and breaks]
+ No limit on the number of Honorable Mention Prizes allowing entrants to have a greater chance of receiving recognition and monetary awards
+ Papers may be coauthored

ACTEC's home page for the 2008 Competition