Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Swope Antitrust Prize

Law Student Wins Jones Day's 1st Annual Swope Antitrust Prize

WASHINGTON, March 28 -- A Berkeley law student won the first annual William
E. Swope Antitrust Prize for a paper arguing that social norms can violate
the Sherman Act.

The $10,000 writing prize, which commemorates the former Jones Day partner
and his pioneering fact-intensive approach to antitrust analysis, was
awarded at ceremonies in the firm's Washington office to Dean Harvey, a
third-year student at the Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of
California at Berkeley. Receiving $1,500 honorable mention prizes were Casey
W. Halladay, who was awarded an LL.M. by Harvard Law School last year, and
Joshua D. Wright, an assistant professor at George Mason University Law
School. The winners will also attend the Spring Meeting of the American Bar
Association's Antitrust Section as guests of Jones Day.

"At a time when antitrust enforcement clung to rigid rules, tests, and
theories, Bill Swope focused on facts and how they explained how specific
markets worked in the real world," said Phil Proger, the head of Jones Day's
global antitrust practice. "For raising some interesting new approaches to
antitrust analysis, we are pleased to recognize Dean Harvey's work in this

Only law students and recent graduates are eligible for the annual
competition. The deadline for submissions for next year's prize is December
31. Complete rules are available at

Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 locations in centers of
business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers,
including more than 400 in Europe, and 175 in Asia, it ranks among the
world's largest law firms. Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to,
or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the
Fortune Global 500 companies. The Antitrust & Competition Law Practice,
consisting of about 130 counselors and litigators in 16 offices in the U.S.,
Europe, and Asia, is consistently recognized in professional publications
and rankings as one of the leading antitrust/competition practices in the

Information about next year's competition: Download SecondAnnualSwopeWritingCompetition.pdf

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