Friday, February 10, 2017

J.D. or LL.M. candidates -- Annual Trusts & Estates Writing Competition - June 15, 2017 deadline

First place:  $ 5,000 and publication in the ACTEC Law Journal.
Second place:  $ 3,000, online publication on ACTEC’s website;
Third place:  $ 1,000, online publication on ACTEC’s website.
Plus potential honorable mention awards.
Eligibility: This competition is open to any law student in good standing (full-time or part-time) who is currently or recently enrolled at the time of submission or during the 90-day period prior to submission as a J.D. or LL.M. candidate in an ABA-accredited law school within the United States or its possessions.

Area and Topics: The paper must relate to the area of trusts and estates, broadly defined. Any one or more of the following topics are appropriate for discussion:
Business Planning
Charitable Planning
Elder Law
Employee Benefits
Fiduciary Accounting
Fiduciary Administration
Fiduciary Income Taxation
Fiduciary Litigation
Estate Planning and Drafting
Professional Responsibility
Substantive Laws for the Gratuitous Transmission of Property
Wealth Transfer Taxation (Estate, Gift and GST Tax)
Deadline for submission: The submission must be received on or before June 15, 2017. An otherwise eligible submission will be considered as part of any 2018 writing competition if it is received after June 15, 2017 and before June 15, 2018 by a law student who was in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States or its possessions law at the time the paper was submitted.