The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel 10th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition


Subject: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.

Open to: Any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D) law students enrolled at any time between August 15, 2013 and August 15, 2014.

Submit by:June 3, 2014

Prizes: Clarin M. Schwartz Memorial Award $1,500

              Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award $1,500

Winners will be honored during the College's annual black tie dinner on October 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise prublished by BNA Books. If deemed sutable by the editors, one of more of the winning papers will be published by the BNA Pension and Benefits Repoerter, the BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or another employee benefits publication. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, who are experienced attorneys that have made significant contributions ot the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States.

For more information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, contact Brian Dougherty at or consult the website at


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