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UGA LAW STUDENT WINS NATIONAL TAX LAW WRITING CONTEST

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Thursday, March 29, 2001

WRITER: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172, pharr@arches.uga.edu

UGA LAW STUDENT WINS NATIONAL TAX LAW WRITING CONTEST

ATHENS, Ga. - Heather Belin of Savannah, a third-year student at the University of Georgia School of Law, has won the national writing competition sponsored by the Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation. Belin received her award and a $1,000 cash prize at the Federal Bar Association Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. in early March.

Belin's paper, "A More Equitable Tax System: A Call for Congress to Codify the Equitable Recoupment Provisions," was the sole winner chosen from a field of entries submitted by law students from across the country. Belin wrote the 15-page paper as an independent research and writing project under the supervision of Professor Camilla Watson, who specializes in tax law.

"Heather's recognition by the Federal Bar Association serves as a recognition of the quality of our students here at UGA and what they can accomplish when they use a little imagination," said Watson. "Heather had the enthusiasm and the creativity to strive for something beyond the standard two-credit hour independent research paper. She worked very hard within a tight time frame in order to meet the contest deadline. I am proud of the work that she has done and delighted about the national recognition that she brings to this school."

As part of her prize for winning the competition, her paper will be published in the Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation's quarterly newsletter.

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