LLM Tax Team Wins ABA National Competition

February 06, 2015

Northwestern Law’s LLM Tax team won first place in the LLM division at the American Bar Association’s 14th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge.   

The team consisted of Riley Becker (LLM Tax ’15) and Mary Dolan (LLM Tax ’15), coached by Professor Herbert Beller (JD ’67). The team presented their oral argument before a panel of distinguished tax lawyers and tax court judges attending the ABA Section of Taxation’s 2015 Midyear Meeting in Houston, January 29-31.

The challenge is designed to give students an opportunity to research, write about, and present their analyses of a real-life tax planning problem. There is both a JD and LLM division. Over the past eight years, Northwestern Law’s LLM Tax teams won first place in the LLM division five times and won Best Written Submission three times.