The Law School | December 23, 2015
The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The International Fiscal Association (IFA) both recently announced Sienna White, ’15 J.D., as the first-prize winner of their national legal writing competitions. White’s paper — Cost Sharing Agreement & The Arm’s Length Standard: A Matter of Statutory Interpretation? — was entered into the Tannenwald Writing Competition and IFA Writing Competition and won against numerous high-quality papers from students representing law schools throughout the country. Her paper will also be published in the Florida Tax Review.
“Sienna fully engaged with difficult tax topics, demonstrated diligence and insight, and showed an extraordinary ability to understand and analyze tax law,” said Notre Dame Law School Professor Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, who was White’s faculty sponsor for the competitions and mentor through the process. “She was the first person to criticize her own work. She was surprised that her paper won, although I was not. She will undoubtedly be an excellent lawyer.”