October 07, 2019

Past Winners: 2007-2009

2008-2009 Student Writing Competition Winner

Larry Dougherty ("DOCK-er-tee") is currently the Editor in Chief of the Florida Law Review, and is scheduled to receive his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in May 2009. After graduation, Larry will clerk for the Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While in law school, Larry worked as a research assistant for Professor William H. Page, helping to update Kintner's Federal Antitrust Law. Larry also participated in a roundtable discussion with Justice John Paul Stevens that appeared on C-SPAN in November 2008. Last year Larry was a summer associate with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Tampa. Larry received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Princeton. Between college and law school, Larry worked as a newspaper reporter for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and the English-language Japan Times in Tokyo. Larry also worked as a legal investigator for James, Hoyer PA in Tampa. Larry has appeared on Larry King Live and the Discovery Channel, and his writings have appeared in numerous publications including the Washington Post. Larry and his wife, Taylor Ward, live in Tampa and have two daughters: a four-year-old and a four-month-old.

2007-2008 Student Writing Competition Winner

The winner of the 10th Annual Law Student Writing Competition is John Kilper, a third year law student at the University of Missouri -- Columbia School of Law. He is a Note and Comment Editor on the Missouri Law Review, and involved with the Board of Advocates the International Law Society and a number of other organizations at the school.

He completed his undergraduate education at Tulane University where he received a double major in History and Political Science, while still saving time to enjoy the unique New Orleans culture.

Upon graduation, John hopes to pursue a career encompassing the fields of antitrust and/or government procurement.

In his Note, he examined how various federal district courts have tried to apply the reasoning laid out by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the LePage’s v. 3M decision -- a decision dealing with bundled discounting. Specifically, he tried to illustrate the difficulty the lower federal courts have faced since LePage’s when trying to determine whether a bundling scheme violates the antitrust laws.

2006-2007 Student Writing Competition Winner

Thomas Chen, a third year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, is the first place winner of the Antitrust Law Section's Ninth Annual Student Writing Competition. His Note, Authorized Generics: A Prescription for Hatch-Waxman Reform, will be published in 93 Va. L. Rev. Issue 2 (forthcoming 2007). Mr. Chen is a member of the Virginia Law Review and Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

Mr. Chen completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University, where he studied Chemistry and Pharmacology. He completed a master's degree in Biotechnology at John Hopkins University. Upon graduation, Mr. Chen will clerk for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall on the Federal Circuit. He is interested in pursuing a career in patent litigation.

As the top winner in the competition, Mr. Chen will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where he will receive his prize during the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Spring Meeting, April 18-20, 2007.