Saturday, November 17, 2018

THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION 2019 ANTITRUST SECTION LAW STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
2019 ANTITRUST SECTION
LAW STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Antitrust
Section Law Student Fellowship, which has been established by the Foundation
through gifts from the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association.
The Fellowship will be awarded to up to four current first or second year law
students to work on antitrust and related matters in the public sector in the State
of New York during the summer of 2019.
About Antitrust Law

Antitrust laws prohibit business practices that deprive consumers of the benefits of
competition, including conduct that may result in higher prices for products or
harm consumers by discouraging innovation or depriving them of greater choices.
Antitrust laws can be enforced through criminal or civil investigations and cases.
Federal and state antitrust agencies have authority to enforce antitrust laws in the U.S.
In addition, there are many other countries with antitrust/competition laws. Antitrust
investigations often involve consideration of economic relationships among companies
and other participants in an industry and overall market dynamics.

Fellowship Program Goals

Provide law students an opportunity to experience antitrust and government
investigations practice during the summer after their first or second year of law
school and to increase the representation of lawyers from a diverse range of
backgrounds in the practice of antitrust law in New York. The ultimate goal of the
Fellowship is to forge relationships among antitrust practitioners throughout the State
of New York and foster greater diversity in the antitrust bar. Through the Fellowship,
a student will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience
in the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; the Federal
Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or the Department of Justice Antitrust Division,
New York Office. In past years, Fellows in our Fellowship Program reflected diversity
in many different ways, including having diverse backgrounds, educational and work
experience, and unique perspectives and interests in antitrust law and government
investigations.

The Fellowship

  1. Up to four (4) Fellowships, each currently valued at $6,000, will be awarded
    to students to spend the summer of 2019 (10 weeks) working on antitrust
    matters in one of the following agencies: the New York Office of New
    York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast
    Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Office.
    Proof of U.S. citizenship may be required for employment with federal law
    enforcement agencies.
  2. The Fellows will be guest members of the NYSBA Antitrust Section for two
    years starting with the award of the Fellowship.
  3. The Fellows will be invited to attend Executive Committee meetings of the
    NYSBA Antitrust Section during the Summer and Fall of 2019.
  4. The Fellows will be announced no later than February 28, 2019.
    Eligibility
  5. The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students (as of the
    Fall 2018 semester) who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and
    responsibilities and meet the criteria under the heading “Judging” below.
    Fellowship Length
  6. The Fellowship will take place during the summer of 2019 for a period of 10
    weeks, between June and August 2019; the precise dates will be provided when the
    fellowship is awarded. The expected work requirement per week generally will be 35 to
    40 hours.

    Location of Fellowship
  7. The 2019 Fellowship will take place in one of the following agencies: the New
    York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade
    Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New
    York Office. Fellowship finalists will be interviewed in New York City in early 2019.
    Payment of Fellowship
    Each Fellow will receive $3,000 at the start of the Fellowship with the remaining
    $3,000 paid to each Fellow at the end of the Fellowship (no federal or state income
    taxes will be withheld and a 1099 will be issued to the student by January 31, 2019).
    Housing and Other Expenses
    Housing, transportation and all other expenses to participate in the Fellowship will
    be provided by the student. Finalists’ costs of out of town travel to participate in
    interviews in New York City may be reimbursed.

    Fellowship Application Requirements

    The applicant must submit the following:
    1. A completed application (application form below)
    2. Cover letter of interest
    3. Unofficial law school transcript (if available)
    4. Unofficial undergraduate school transcript
    5. Resume
    6. Two letters of recommendation
    7. One writing sample on any topic related to the law. The writing sample
    must be at least five pages but shall not exceed 10 typed pages doublespaced.
    Deadline
    All hard copy materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before
    January 12, 2019.

    Judging

    A Fellowship Committee will undertake a careful review of all applications for
    the Fellowship, and will consider the criteria below in evaluating each candidate.
    No single criterion or combination of criteria will be dispositive.
    1. Work experience.
    2. Academic record.
    3. Leadership experience.
    4. Extracurricular activities and community service.
    5. Quality of written expression.
    6. Maturity, integrity and professionalism.
    7. Content and quality of application materials.
    8. Demonstrated interest in antitrust and/or consumer protection.
    9. New York permanent residence or demonstrated intent to reside
    and practice law in New York following graduation from law
    school.
    10. Diverse background (e.g., Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American,
    Latino/a, LGBT, Native American/Alaska Native, Physically Disabled).
    11. Any other relevant factors.

    Submission

    All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before January 12, 2019.
    Mail to:
    ANTITRUST FELLOWSHIP
    THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
    ONE ELK STREET
    ALBANY, NY 12207
    2019

    Antitrust Section
    Law Student Fellowship
    Provided by The New York Bar Foundation
    through gifts from the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association

    APPLICATION FORM
    Name:
    Permanent Address:
    Phone: Email:
    School Address:
    (if different)
    Law School attending:
    o Day student o Evening student
    Year of Law School Study as of December 1, 2018:
    Please indicate membership in any of the following diversity groups:
    o Asian or Pacific Islander — person having origins in any of the Far East
    Countries, South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands
    o Black/African American
    o Latino/a — person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or
    South American origin
    o Lesbian Gay Bisexual or Transgendered
    o Native American or Alaskan native — person having origins in any of the
    original peoples of America
    o Physically Disabled
    o Other
    Prior Education
    Dates
    College Name Address Major Attended Degree
    Attach the following materials to this application:
    1. A cover letter which indicates your interest in the practice of antitrust and/or
    consumer protection law in New York and the receipt of this Fellowship.
    2. An undergraduate school transcript. (Transcripts need not be official; finalists may
    be asked to provide official transcripts.)
    3. If available, a law school transcript.
    4. A resume describing your prior employment and other relevant activities and
    qualifications.
    5. Two letters of recommendation. (These may be the same as used for law
    school applications.)
    6. One writing sample on any topic related to the law. (Must be at least five but shall
    not exceed 10 double-spaced typewritten pages.)
    Application deadline: All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or
    before January 12, 2019.
    Mail applications to:
    ANTITRUST FELLOWSHIP
    THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
    ONE ELK STREET
    ALBANY, NY 12207
    Certification
    I hereby certify that all of the statements contained and information provided in this
    application, and in the attachments hereto, are truthful, to the best of my knowledge, and
    that I meet the eligibility requirements for the 2019 Antitrust Section Law Student
    Fellowship.
    Applicant's Signature Date
    Where did you hear about this fellowship opportunity?

    About the Antitrust Section of the New York Bar Association

    The Antitrust Law section provides a forum in which attorneys and law students can learn about
    and keep up with developments in competition law and complex litigation generally. The section
    covers not only U.S. national developments, but also international activity and New York State
    antitrust enforcement.

    Section activities include (1) monthly meetings of the group’s Executive Committee, (2) an
    annual day-long program and series of evening events, held each January in conjunction with the
    New York State Bar Association’s annual meeting, and (3) special programs in the mid-summer
    and fall.

    The Section also has six standing subcommittees, which focus on (1) diversity in the Section, (2)
    cartel and criminal practice, (3) class actions, (4) coordinated conduct (5) mergers, and (6)
    unilateral conduct. The subcommittees similarly hold regular meetings, special programs and
    brownbag discussions.

    Annual Meeting Events:

    The Section’s annual meeting events consist of topical panels, presented during the day, followed
    by a reception, dinner and dessert buffet in the evening. The evening events are attended by
    roughly 350 persons, and the day events by about 100.
    For the 2018 annual meeting, the featured dinner speaker was Andrew Finch, Principal
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
    Other Section Activities:

    The Executive Committee’s monthly meetings handle regular business, followed by a one-hour
    speaker’s presentation. These monthly programs cover a wide range of subjects, which recently
    have included the legal and economic implications of institutional investors’ ownership of equity
    interests in competing companies; recent criminal antitrust enforcement actions brought by the
    Office of the New York Attorney General; the use of statistical screens and other empirical
    analyses to detect antitrust conspiracy and other forms of market manipulation; legal and
    economic issues related to patent assertion entities; and other topics. Some of these programs
    offer CLE credit at no charge. The Section also sponsors a Summer merger program, which most
    recently addressed antirust issues associated with high tech mergers, and an annual Taft Lecture,
    which most recently featured Professors Herbert Hovenkamp and Dennis Carlton, who spoke on
    the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Ohio v American Express.

    The programs are open to Section members and non-members alike.
    The Section also sponsors a yearly writing competition open to students at law schools located in
    New York, and to New York state residents in law schools outside the State. The student whose
    paper is selected as the winning entry receives a $5000 award.

    Additional Information:
    There are more than 525 members of the Antitrust Section, and roughly 60 Executive
    Committee members. The Section’s website is located at:
    http://www.nysba.org/anti

    The website is regularly updated to link to materials presented at the Section’s programs, and
    to competition law developments generally.
    For further information about the Antitrust Section, contact the Section’s chair:
    Wesley R. Powell
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    787 Seventh Avenue
    New York, NY 10166
    wpowell@willkie.com


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