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Recent law graduate places in writing competition

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Michael Eganhouse

Michael Eganhouse, LW’10, won fourth place in the Mary Moers Weing Writing Competition.

The competition is sponsored by the American College and Trust Estates Counsel. The counsel serves as a resource and a network for lawyers interested in the areas of estate and trust law. Any law student enrolled in an American Bar Association-accredited law school can enter unpublished scholarly works with a focus on trusts and estates research into the competition.

Eganhouse’s submission was based on a paper he wrote for the Trust Construction and Fiduciary Administration course. His paper addressed the evolution of grantor trusts from the 1940s to today. He received a prize of $250.

“The topic I chose was very challenging for me because it was in an area of the law with which I had no familiarity when I began researching the topic,” said Eganhouse, who works as an associate attorney at Dreher, Simpson and Jensen, P.C. in Des Moines. “Ultimately, I was happy that the result satisfied the standards of professionals who have dedicated their careers to this area of the law.”

He also said “Drake Law School’s legal research and writing program helped me become a better analytical writer, and all of my courses at Drake taught me to think critically about the law and question the law where its application does not seem to fit its purpose.”