Hamline Places 3rd in Nat'l Tax Competition

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Hamline Places 3rd in Nat'l Tax Competition

Hamline law students Kaitlyn Wahlsten and Jonathan Heinonen placed third in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2009 Law Student Tax Challenge. The national competition, which included 43 J.D. teams, gives students an opportunity to research, write about and present their analyses of a "real life" tax planning problem. The Hamline law team was coached by Assistant Professor Morgan L. Holcomb.

The Law Student Tax Challenge was developed and is administered by the section's Young Lawyers Forum, and is designed to reflect everyday tax issues that might arise for practitioners.  The contest features J.D. and LL.M. divisions, both of which compete in two-person teams that research the tax issues involved, and then submit technical memoranda and client letters with their solutions. 

The teams' written submissions are judged by tax practitioners from across the country and the teams with the best written submissions are chosen to present their tax planning strategies before the competition judges at the Section's Midyear Meeting.  The American Bar Association Section of Taxation is the largest professional association of tax lawyers, with approximately 23,000 members nationwide..