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The 19th annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition sponsored by the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC®) is now open for entries.  Entries in the writing competition may be submitted at any time between now and June 1, 2023.  ACEBC® will recognize up to two winning papers with cash awards of $1,800 each.  ACEBC® will also pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the ACEBC® annual meeting in Chicago on November 4, 2023.  The primary purposes of the writing competition are to encourage legal scholarship in areas of concern or interest in the employee benefits field and to foster interest in promising students in the practice of employee benefits law

We encourage any interested law school student, including L.L.M. or S.J.D. candidates, to submit a paper on a legal topic of the student’s choice in the employee benefits field.  Please check the ACEBC® website for additional information, including a list of winning papers over the years, at ACEBC Employee Benefits Writing Competition for Law Students | ACEBC or you may direct specific questions to Frances King Quick at with a copy to  The writing competition has received papers from students at schools across the nation. Last year’s winning papers were written by students from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.