Past Winners: 2004-2006

2005-2006 Student Writing Competition Winner

Heather Schneider

, a third year student at Columbia Law School, is the first place winner of the Antitrust Section’s Eighth Annual Student Writing Competition. Her article is entitled "An Antitrust Tying Analysis of Microsoft's Security Software Products."

Heather is currently an Executive Editor of the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review (www.stlr.org) and a legal intern for Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Pace University and previously worked as a Senior Technical Consultant for Hewlett-Packard. After graduation, she will join the Intellectual Property department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, where she hopes to focus on issues at the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property, and technology law.

In her Note, she examines the possible legal ramifications of Microsoft's entry into the market for security products, such as personal firewall, anti-virus, and anti-spyware software. In particular, she considers whether Microsoft's new security offerings could constitute illegal tying arrangements under either the per se rule or the rule of reason.

As the top winner in the competition, Ms. Schneider will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where she will receive her prize during the Section Luncheon (Wednesday, March 29th), which is held during its Annual Spring Meeting, March 29-31, 2005.

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law sponsors the student writing competition annually. The competition is designed to encourage law student legal scholarship in the areas of antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection and international competition law.

Editors-in-chief of law reviews and legal journals nominated student-written papers published in 2005 on a topic of interest to the antitrust bar.

2004-2005 Student Writing Competition Winner

William Estuardo Rosales

, a third-year student at the University of Wisconsin Law School is the first place winner of the Antitrust Section’s Seventh Annual Student Writing Competition. His article is entitled "Dethroning Economic Kings: The Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 and Its Modern Awakening".

William is currently the Senior Note and Comment Editor with the University of Wisconsin Law Review. He is working for a criminal defense firm in Madison, Wisconsin. After graduation he intends to pursue a career in litigation and trial advocacy.

In his Comment, he examines federal courts’ hesitation to apply the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 to address the consolidation of the meatpacking industry. His interest in the food industry stems from his experience as a Congressional Hunger Fellow before starting law school.

As the top winner in the competition, Mr. Rosales will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where he will receive his prize during the Section Luncheon (Wednesday, March 30th), which is held during its Annual Spring Meeting, March 30-April 2, 2005.

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law sponsors the student writing competition annually. The competition is designed to encourage law student legal scholarship in the areas of antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection and international competition law.

Editors-in-chief of law reviews and legal journals nominated student-written papers published in 2004 on a topic of interest to the antitrust bar.

2003-2004 Student Writing Competition Winner

Robert B. Martin, III

, a third-year student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law is the first place winner of the Section's Sixth Annual Student Writing Competition. His article is entitled "Sherman Shorts Out: The Dimming of Antitrust Enforcement in the California Electricity Crisis".

Martin is currently a Senior Articles Editor with the Hastings Law Journal; he externed with Justice Earl Johnson, Jr. of the California Court of Appeal and Justice Ming W. Chin of the California Supreme Court. After graduation, he will serve as a judicial clerk to Judge Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is looking forward to joining the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP upon completion of his clerkship.

As the top winner in the competition, Mr. Martin will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where he will receive his prize during the Section Luncheon, (March 31st) which is held during its Annual Spring Meeting, March 31-April 2, 2004.

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law sponsors the student writing competition annually. The competition is designed to encourage law student legal scholarship in the areas of antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection and international competition law.

Editors-in-chief of law reviews and legal journals nominated student-written papers published in 2003 on a topic of interest to the antitrust bar. This year there were eight submissions for the competition.

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