Past Winners: 2010-2013

2012-2013 Student Writing Competition Winner


The winner of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Annual Law Student Writing Competition is Laura Kaplan, a third-year law student at Boston College Law School, where she is the Executive Notes Editor of the Boston College Law Review. Her interest in antitrust law began before law school when she worked as a paralegal for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and has continued throughout her time in law school.

Laura's winning article is entitled "One Merger, Two Agencies: Dual Review in the Breakdown of the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger and a Proposal for Reform" and was published in 53 Boston Law Review 4 (2012).

After graduation, she will be clerking for Chief Justice Barbara Madsen of the Washington State Supreme Court. She hopes to incorporate her interest in antitrust into her future practice.

As the prize winner in the competition, Laura received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the 61st Antitrust Spring Meeting.

2011-2012 Student Writing Competition Winner

The winner of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Annual Law Student Writing Competition is Daniel M. Tracer, a third-year student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. 

Daniel’s winning article is entitled "Overcharge but don’t Overestimate: Calculating Damages for Antitrust Injuries in Two-Sided Markets" and was published in 33 Cardozo L. Rev. 807 (2011).

Daniel is a Deans Distinguished Scholar and serves as a Notes Editor of the Cardozo Law Review, He graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University (New York, NY) in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature, and where he was a member of the Jacob Hecht Pre-Law Society. 

After graduation, Daniel will be working at the United States Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division where he joins as a member of the 2012 Honors Program. Daniel lives in New York with his wife and daughter, and enjoys reading and cooking.

As the prize winner in the competition, Daniel received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting.

2010-2011 Student Writing Competition Winner

Matthew J. Jakobsze is a third-year student at Northern Illinois University College of Law where he serves as a Lead Articles Editor of the Northern Illinois University Law Review, the ABA Law Student Representative, President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, and competed in the 2011 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He graduated magna cum laude from Dominican University (River Forest, IL) in 2008 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, where he also played for the Men's Soccer Team. Matt has published three articles, "Kicking 'Single-Entity' to the Sidelines: Reevaluating the Competitive Reality of Major League Soccer after American Needle and the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement," "Seriously Considering Series LLCs," and "Felony-Murder & Afterthought Felonies in Illinois: Trading Intent for Time and Place."

View Matthew's winning article: "Kicking 'Single-Entity' to the Sidelines: Reevaluating the Competitive Reality of Major League Soccer after American Needle and the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement"

After graduation, Matt hopes to explore his interests and practice in the area of sports law or entertainment law as they relate to labor and antitrust matters. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing and coaching soccer, running, and reading. He can be reached at MattJakobsze@gmail.com.

2009-2010 Student Writing Competition Winner

Theresa R. Stadheim is a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her interests include antitrust law, intellectual property law, and the intersection between these two areas. Theresa serves as a Research Assistant for Professor Francesco Parisi, applying law and economics techniques to issues in antitrust and other areas of law. She has published two law review articles: "How KSR v. Teleflex Will Affect Patent Prosecution in the Electrical and Mechanical Arts" and "Rambus, N-Data, and the FTC: Creating Efficient Incentives in Patent Holders and Optimizing Consumer Welfare in Standards-Setting Organizations. Theresa also has experience in patent prosecution and was an electrical and software engineer before enrolling in law school. Theresa hopes to practice in the area of IP or antitrust after graduation. In her spare time, Theresa enjoys running, soccer, and playing violin.

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