The Graduate Tax Program has a great tradition of excellence, demonstrated by our student teams' success in the national Tax Challenge now known as the ABA Law School Tax Challenge and formerly the Arthur Anderson Tax Challenge. LL.M. students submit a detailed analysis of a complex corporate or international tax problem. We have dominated the competition over the past 20 years, placing first in the nation six times; second eight times; and third four times. Student team members participate through the Tax Research and Writing Course each fall and spend several months preparing for the competition.
This year, the program was once again well-represented by Aaron Burton and Gregory Jannsen who were selected as finalists in the 15th Annual ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge. Aaron and Gregory, both JD/LLM dual degree students at the Sturm College of Law, submitted written briefs and presented oral arguments that earned them recognition as finalists in the Tax Challenge. The final round of the competition took place in late January.