Annual Law Student Tax Paper Competition
Eligibility: J.D. and LL.M. law students attending Texas law schools
First Place - $1,000 and plaque
Additional Awards for Second Place and Third Place at Judges’
Any federal or state tax topic
Entry Deadline: June 1, 2010
Eligible Students: All J.D. and LL.M. degree candidates attending accredited Texas
law schools either on a part-time or a full-time basis at the time the paper is written.
First Place - $1,000 cash prize and plaque.
Additional cash prize of $750 for Second Place and $500 for Third Place
may be made in the sole discretion of the Judges if the number of entries
and the quality of the papers merit additional awards.
Paper Topic: Any federal or state tax topic (including topics relating to tax practice
ethical and professional standards).
Paper must be sponsored by a law school faculty member.
Only one paper per student.
Paper may be submitted for publication in law reviews or law journals; provided
the version submitted to such publications does not reflect any changes made to the paper after
submission of the manuscript to the Tax Section. Paper may not be the work product of
employment or an internship (e.g. briefs, legal memoranda, opinion letters, etc.).
Paper must be written after May 15, 2009.
Paper may not be longer than fifty pages (on 8 ½ by 11 inch paper, double spaced,
twelve point font, and one inch margins on all sides) including footnotes, endnotes, and exhibits,
but not including any cover page, table of contents, or table of authorities. Footnotes and
endnotes may be single spaced. Footnotes (rather than endnotes) are preferred, but not required.
Title of paper (or abbreviated title) and page number must appear on each page of
All entries must be received after January 15, 2010, and before Jun