The Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition was created to honor the late Mary Moers Wenig, a member of ACTEC’s Legal Education Committee, who was a law school professor for over 30 years. Writing competition entries are judged by members of ACTEC’s Legal Education Committee who are law school professors who teach in the area of trusts and estates and practitioners who teach as adjuncts in the trusts and estates field.
Consistent with ACTEC’s purposes, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition was created to encourage and reward scholarly works in the area of trusts and estates. ACTEC’s purposes are to maintain an association of lawyers, international in scope, skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents; to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility, to bring together qualified lawyers whose character and ability will contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the College; and to cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar purposes. The funding for the competition will be provided by the ACTEC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that supports educational projects relating to trust and estate law.
The MMW Competition is open to law students in good standing (full-time or part-time) who are currently or recently enrolled as a J.D. or LL.M. candidate in an ABA-accredited law school within the United States or its possessions.