The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition

Deadline: 06/02/2015

Competition Website

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Tenth Annual 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 14, 2014 and August 15, 2015.
SUBMIT BY: June 2, 2015
Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award $1,500

Winners will be honored during the College’s annual black tie dinner on September 19, 2015 in Chicago, IL. They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by Bloomberg BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning  papers will be published by the Bloomberg BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the  Bloomberg 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, experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to 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 information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, contact Brian Dougherty at or consult the website at


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