Tannenwald Writing Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

July 08

Awarded By

Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship

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.


Three awards offered annually.

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.

Deadline Info

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