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Student Writing Competition

The Tax Notes Student Writing Competition recognizes superior student writing on unsettled questions in tax law or policy.

  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program during the 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.

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2022 Winner
Arielle Zhivko
Osgoode Hall Law School — York University, J.D. Candidate, Class of 2024

2022 Honorable Mentions
Emily Dace
New York University School of Law, LL.M. Class of 2022

Luke Kastenhuber
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Class of 2024


Past Winners

  • Bailey Hans

    Notre Dame Law School

  • Sadi Moradi

    Georgetown University Law Center

  • Alex Zhang

    Yale Law School

  • Alana Paris

    Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

  • Benjamin Marcus Satterthwaite

    University of Florida Levin College of Law
    University of South Carolina School of Law

  • Daniel Pessar

    Harvard Law School

  • David Hancock

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Sarah Bonner

    Bond University

  • Caleb Trimm

    Washington University School of Law

  • Paul Hawkins

    University of Florida Levin College of Law

  • Kyle Rose

    University of San Francisco

  • Paul George

    University of Notre Dame Law School

  • Jeremy Mandell

    University of Illinois College of Law

  • Christopher Massie

    University of Illinois College of Law

  • Zoe Nutter

    University of Sydney Law School

  • Ben Livni

    Loyola Law School

  • Shelby Miner

    UCLA School of Law

  • Rémi Gagnon

    NYU School of Law, Tax LL.M.

  • Philippe Gamito

    University of Oxford

  • Milla Ivanova

    Bond University