Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition
Deadline June 30, 2022
The ACTEC Foundation is proud to support this annual legal writing competition to encourage law students to create scholarly works in the area of trusts and estates. The competition is open to any law student in good standing (full-time or part-time) currently enrolled at the time of submission, or who was a student within the past 90-day period prior to submission as a J.D. or L.L.M. candidate, in an ABA-accredited law school within the U.S. or it’s possessions.
A Full Tuition Scholarship to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning at the University of Miami School of Law for the 2023-2024 or 2024-2025 academic year (candidates must apply and be admitted as full-time students to be considered for the scholarship), $5,000 award and publication in the ACTEC Law Journal.
$3,000 award, online publication on The ACTEC Foundation’s website, and possible publication in the ACTEC Law Journal.
$1,000 award, online publication on The ACTEC Foundation’s website, and possible publication in the ACTEC Law Journal.
for Law Students
The Mary Moers Wenig (MMW) 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. The judges 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. The Mary Moers Wenig Writing Competition has awarded over $142,000 during a 15-year period.
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 is 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.
Read the Official Competition Rules.