Tannenwald Writing Competition

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 8

Monday
Awarded By:

Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must attend school full or part time.
  3. Must be a current law school (J.D., L.L.M., or S.J.D.) student or a student enrolled in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for full- or part-time law school students pursuing any law degree, or other students enrolled in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program. Students must submit a paper on any technical or policy-oriented topics relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or taxation system, including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters.

Application requirements for the Tannenwald Writing Competition are:

  • Essay
Additional Information: No more than one paper may be submitted by the same student. Additionally, no more than eight papers may be submitted by J.D. students from the same law school. If the school also has an L.L.M. or other graduate tax program, up to an additional eight papers may be submitted by students in those programs. Submitted papers that fall into one of the following categories are eligible for the competition: written in connection with a law school course or seminar offered during the current academic year; based on research or other work done with a law firm or employment; written for participation in a moot court or legal clinic (written in scholarly article form); and papers submitted for publication in law reviews or other legal journals or periodicals. Client-specific work products (e.g., briefs, legal memoranda, opinion letters, etc.) are not acceptable. Winning papers will be selected by the foundation's board of directors based on, among other factors, the following: the depth and creativity of legal analysis; the thoroughness of legal research; the organization and writing style; the difficulty of subject matter; and the consideration of tax policy implications. Competition winners will be notified on or about Dec. 1, and an announcement of the winners will be sent to all entrants shortly thereafter.

Award Amount: One first-prize award of $5,000, one second-prize award of $2,500, and one third-prize award of $1,500. All awards are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable. Appropriate recognition will also be given to the faculty sponsors of winning papers. Please note: the foundation may, at its discretion, decide to split prizes or award additional prizes.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, July 8

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, July 8

This is a writing competition. Competition information is available on the Theodore Tannewald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship website. To enter, students must submit a paper that focuses primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters). Papers must be between 25 and 50 pages in length, double-spaced, including footnotes and appendices (both of which may be single-spaced) in proper citation form, and subscribe to the following guidelines: typewritten in 12-point font (Times New Roman or Arial); margins of 1" or more on top, bottom, and sides; and clipped or stapled (no hole-punches or binders accepted). Each paper must include a cover page with the title of the article, the applicant's name, attending law school and year in school, personal address, phone number, and email address; and the name, address, phone number and email address of the applicant's faculty sponsor. The applicant's name and the name of his/her sponsor must not appear in the paper. Each paper must be sponsored by a professor at the student's law school. Students MUST review the guidelines of faculty sponsorship to ensure the appropriate behavior of the faculty sponsor is followed. All papers submitted for the competition must be received by the foundation by no later than 9 p.m. EDT on the deadline date. The original of each paper (but no additional copies), along with the signed faculty sponsor communication, should be mailed or hand-delivered to the foundation by the deadline date. In addition, each entry should be transmitted electronically in MS Word format to Mrs. Sandie Kiedrowski at the email address listed. Any inquiries regarding the competition should be directed to Nancy Abramowitz at 202-274-4164 or [email protected]
Contact: Sandie Kiedrowski
Address: 700 Sixth St. NW Suite 700 Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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