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Friday, August 15, 2008

$10,000 Swope Antitrust Writing Prize Competition Now Open!

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The international law firm Jones Day announced that entries for the $10,000 William E. Swope Antitrust Writing Prize will be accepted until December 31, 2008.

The competition, which honors former Antitrust Division official and Jones Day partner Bill Swope's pioneering ability to clarify abstract and complex issues, is open to students currently enrolled in full- or part-time juris doctorate or more advanced degree programs at U.S. law schools accredited by AALS and non-U.S. schools of equivalent standing, to current judicial clerks who have graduated from such programs, and to practicing lawyers who graduated from such degree programs in May 2003 or later.

One $10,000 prize and two $1,500 honorable mention prizes will be awarded. Winners will attend the 2009 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section in Washington as guests of Jones Day and be guests of honor at a Firm reception.

Judges will be looking for work that demonstrates the application of practical analysis to antitrust problems. Eligible papers will also be judged on quality of research, writing, and scholarship; originality;
practicality; and relevance to the understanding and application of antitrust law and policy.

Papers must be the product of a single author's original thought and scholarship. Their length should be appropriate to the subject matter being addressed and must not exceed 15,000 words, including footnotes. Papers used for academic credit or submitted to law reviews or other journals are permitted, but they must have been submitted or published no earlier than than one year prior to the December 31, 2008 deadline. An individual may submit only one entry.

The first page of each submission should include the paper's title, the author's full contact information, and an abstract of approximately 100 words. If the paper or a version of the paper was previously published, submitted for publication, or written for a course, details should be provided.

Papers should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Entrants should attach the paper in Word, Word-Perfect, or PDF format and include full contact information in body of the e-mail body as well as on the attachment's title page. Receipt will be acknowledged by return e-mail. Winners will be notified on March 2, 2009.

Additional information and copies of previous winning papers are available at www.jonesday.com/swope.

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