Adam Winger (LL.M. '10) and Gil Ghatan '09 placed first and second, respectively, in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Mary Moers Wenig 2009 Student Writing Competition. ACTEC, a professional association of approximately 2,700 lawyers worldwide with expertise in trusts and estates, created the contest, open to any J.D. or LL.M. candidate at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. or its territories, in 2004 to encourage scholarly works in that field. Submitted papers were evaluated based on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the available literature.

Winger will receive a $5,000 award for his paper, "Pick on Someone Your Own Size: Exposing the Account Owners, Silent Assault on §529 Savings Accounts," which will be published in the ACTEC Journal. Second-place winner Ghatan will receive $3,000, and his submission, "The Incentive Problem with Prospective Overruling: A Critique of the Practice Using the Trusts & Estates Opinions of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court," will appear on ACTEC's Web site and be considered for publication in the organization's journal.

Posted on August 19, 2009