School of Law Takes Second Place Honors in ABA Tax Challenge

The team of Emily Eash 3L and Eliana Hoeppner 3L took second place honors at the 18th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge held at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2019 Midyear Meeting in New Orleans last January. The high-profile national competition is designed to give JD and LLM students an opportunity to research, write about, and present their analyses of a real-life tax-planning problem. Six teams were selected from more than 60 law schools nationwide to participate in the final J.D. Division rounds, where they presented oral arguments before a panel of distinguished tax lawyers and tax court judges. Professor of Law Fred Royal, a nationally recognized tax expert and director of the University’s LLM and MS in Elder Law and Estate Planning programs, coached the award-winning Western New England team.