Consumer Protection Committee 2021 Law Student Essay Contest Recipients

The Antitrust Law Section and Consumer Protection Committee congratulates the 2021 Law Student Essay Contest recipients for their impressive perspectives and well-written scholarly articles on relevant and timely consumer protection issues. 

2021 Winners

Rohena Rajbhandari

Rohena Rajbhandari

Rohena Rajbhandari is a 2L at Boston College Law School where she serves as a staff writer on the Boston College Law Review.  Following her first year, Rohena interned at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and worked as a fall extern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.  Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.  She holds a B.A. in Government from Smith College.  Rohena will join the Washington, D.C. office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a summer associate upon completing her second year. 

Cory Gordon

Cory Gordon

Cory Gordon is a 2021 graduate of George Mason University’s JD/MBA dual-degree program, where he focused on antitrust and health law. Cory received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in 2013 and a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy from Yale University in 2016. He worked as a health care consultant with large hospital systems before starting law school in 2018. There, he was a Legal Fellow with the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee and spent his 2L summer with the Federal Trade Commission. A current intern with the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, he will return to the Federal Trade Commission full-time after graduation. 

David Berman, Columbia Law School

David Berman, Columbia Law School

David Berman is a 2021 graduate of Columbia Law School. David is passionate about using his law degree to protect consumers from unfair and predatory practices. He has pursued his interest through internships at the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of the New York Attorney General, and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. In September, he will be clerking for the Honorable Judge Sandra R. Klein in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He hopes that this will be the first step in a career of public service.

Past Contest Winners