Friday, January 25, 2019

The ABA's RPTE Law Student Writing Competition

The recipient of a juris doctor from Loyola University School of Law, James R. Carey is an experienced attorney and partner with Levin Schreder & Carey. Supplementing his work with the Chicago-based firm, attorney James R. Carey is chair of the Litigation, Malpractice and Ethics Group for the American Bar Association's (ABA) Real Property Trust and Estate (RPTE) Section.

In addition to its Fellows Program, the ABA's RPTE Section provides opportunities for aspiring lawyers through its Law Student Writing Competition, which of course focuses on matters relating to trust and estate and real property law. The annual competition is open to students attending ABA-accredited law schools, while submitted articles are expected to be original in content and focus on timely topics.

The winner of the competition receives a $2,500 award as well as a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami for enrollment in its Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Real Property Development Program or its Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning. The winner also earns one year of free RPTE membership and a free round-trip to attend the annual RPTE Fall Leadership Meeting. Second and third place receive $1,500 and $1,000 as well as one year of free RPTE membership. The top-three finishers also have their name and essay title published the Section's electronic newsletter.