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Student Writing Competition

Christopher E. Bergin Award for Excellence in Writing

The Christopher E. Bergin Award for Excellence in Writing recognizes superior student writing on unsettled questions in tax law or policy. It is named in honor of the late Christopher E. Bergin, former president and publisher of Tax Analysts and longtime editor of Tax Notes Federal. The award, given annually, epitomizes the qualities that Chris championed.

To learn more about Christopher E. Bergin, click here.

  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Topic: Submissions should focus on an unsettled question in federal, state, or international tax law or policy.
  • Evaluation: Our editorial staff blindly evaluates entries on originality, readability, organization, reasoning, and overall quality of content.

Deadline: Entries must be received no later than June 30, 2019.

Competition Guidelines

Questions maybe emailed to studentwriting@taxanalysts.org

Past Winners

2018

Tax Notes Federal

  • David Hancock

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    [PDF]

  • Sarah Bonner

    Bond University
    [PDF]

  • Caleb Trimm

    Washington University School of Law
    [PDF]

Tax Notes State

  • Paul Hawkins

    University of Florida Levin College of Law
    [PDF]

Tax Notes International

  • Kyle Rose

    University of San Francisco
    [PDF]

  • Paul George

    University of Notre Dame Law School
    [PDF]

2017

Tax Notes Federal

  • Jeremy Mandell

    University of Illinois College of Law

  • Christopher Massie

    University of Illinois College of Law

  • Zoe Nutter

    University of Sydney Law School

Tax Notes State

  • Ben Livni

    Loyola Law School

  • Shelby Miner

    UCLA School of Law

Tax Notes International

  • Rémi Gagnon

    NYU School of Law, Tax LL.M.

  • Philippe Gamito

    University of Oxford

  • Milla Ivanova

    Bond University