The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation sponsors an annual writing competition and invites law students to participate. The Section on Taxation has named this annual competition—the Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition—in honor of former IRS Commissioner Don Alexander, who passed away in 2009. Throughout his career, Mr. Alexander was both a widely admired role model and an advocate for writing skills and style in tax law.
All full-time and part-time law students currently seeking a juris doctor (JD) or a master of laws (LLM) at an accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition. Students may submit any original paper concerning federal taxation. Please click the link for full rules and information: 2019 FBA Writing Competition Rules
Deadline is January 7, 2019. First place wins $2,000, second place wins $1,000. Both first and second place writers win a trip to the annual FBA Tax Law Conference in Washington, DC, and their papers will be considered for publication in one of the Tax Law Section’s or the FBA’s publications.