Robert Pitofsky Law Student Writing Competition


The Robert Pitofsky Law Student Writing Competition encourages and rewards student-written articles in the area of antitrust law, competition policy, and consumer protection law.

Deadline for Submission: Friday, January 31, 2020

    Past Winners

2019 Winner

Derrian A. Smith is a 3L at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He has served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and as a Janet D. Steiger Fellow in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy from Indiana University – Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Derrian’s winning article, titled Taming Sherman’s Wilderness, is forthcoming in Volume 94 of the Indiana Law Journal.

After graduation, Derrian will join the Indianapolis office of Frost Brown Todd LLC as an associate.

The Law Student Writing Competition encourages and rewards student-written articles in the area of antitrust law, competition policy, and consumer protection law.

How to Enter

  1. Write an article about antitrust.
    Law students currently enrolled or graduating can write eligible articles of general interest to the antitrust law community, including: Civil and Criminal Antitrust Law, Competition Policy, Consumer Protection, and International Competition Law

  2. Have it published.
    Articles published in ABA-accredited schools’ law reviews or journals between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 to qualify.  

  3. Get nominated.
    Each publication’s Editor-in-Chief may nominate one article for the award. E-mail the article and a completed entry form by January 31, 2019 to Deborah Morgan

More Details

The winner will be announced by March 1, 2020. The $2,500 award will be presented at the Antitrust Section's Spring Meeting (April 22-24, 2020) in Washington, DC. The winner will receive an invitation to the Meeting, as well as transportation and accommodations (if living outside DC area).

Eligible papers include published notes, comments and articles, and should generally be 20-30 pages in length, with footnotes. Joint papers and unpublished work, including work that was prepared for a class, seminar or independent study are not eligible.