Congratulations to our National Tax Challenge Team: Jessica S. Cory and Brandee R. Raney. They placed third in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s 11th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge. An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, this national competition asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.
Teams were initially evaluated on two criteria: a memorandum to a senior partner and a letter to the client explaining the result. Based on that written work, six teams from the J.D. Division and four teams from the LL.M. Division received a free trip (including airfare and accommodations for two nights) to the Tax Section’s 2012 Midyear Meeting, February 16-18 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, where they defended their written submissions before a panel of some of the country’s top tax lawyers.
Jessica S. Cory and Brandee R. Raney were among the six J.D. semifinalist teams with the best written submissions in the country (out of more than 90 J.D. Division teams that submitted solutions). After the first round of the competition in San Diego, the Cory-Raney team was selected for a final round of oral presentations, and ultimately the Cory-Raney team won third place in the J.D. Division. In addition to receiving plaques recognizing their national achievement, each student won a monetary award, free membership in the American Bar Association Tax Section for a year after graduation, and free meeting registrations for a year.
Congratulations also to Professor Jonathan B. Forman, who served as the team’s coach.
More News & Media
John Reeves to Receive Prestigious Eugene Kuntz Award
NORMAN, OKLA. – Oklahoma City attorney John Reeves will be honored with the Eugene Kuntz Award from the University of Oklahoma College of Law on Oct. 28 at the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Reception...
Mabee Foundation Honors Judge Thomas Brett, Longtime Board Member and OU Alumnus
The $2 million gift establishes the Judge Thomas Brett Endowed Scholarship Fund to aid in the recruiting and retention of students at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. NORMAN – The...
OU Law's Paralegal Certificate Program Continues Offering Synchronous and Online Courses for Fall 2021
NORMAN, OKLA. – The Department of Legal Assistant Education at the University of Oklahoma will continue to offer 100% online courses for the Fall 2021 semester in synchronous and asynchronous...