3L Hurwitz Wins Jones Day's Swope Antitrust Writing Prize

Law Student Wins Jones Day's $10,000 Swope Antitrust Writing Prize
Staff
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April 26, 2007

A University of Chicago law student won the William E. Swope Antitrust Prize for a paper analyzing conflicts of antitrust and patent law raised in the industry standard-setting process. The annual $10,000 writing prize celebrates a former Jones Day partner and his pioneering fact-intensive approach to antitrust analysis.

The Prize was awarded at ceremonies in the firm's Washington office to Justin Hurwitz, a third-year student at the University of Chicago Law School. Receiving honorable mentions were Christopher  Grengs, an Attorney Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission, and Oliver Zhong, a second-year student at the University of Michigan Law School. The winners will attend the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section this week as guests of Jones Day.

"At a time when antitrust enforcement clung to rigid rules, tests, and theories, Bill Swope insisted on focusing on the facts and how they explained how specific markets worked in the real world," said Phil Proger, the head of Jones Day's global antitrust practice. "While this is now the accepted standard, Bill was one of the leaders in pushing for fewer slogans and more factual analysis."

Only law students and recent graduates are eligible for the annual competition. The deadline for submissions for next year's prize is December 31. Complete rules are available at jonesday.com/swope/.

Jones Day's Antitrust & Competition Law Practice consists of over 120 counselors and litigators worldwide, including more than 40 in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The practice is frequently recognized in professional publications and rankings as one of the leading antitrust/competition practices in the world.

Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 locations in centers of business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers, including more than 400 in Europe, and 175 in Asia, it ranks among the world's largest law firms.