2006 Archive

3L Awarded Substantial Antitrust Writing Prize

Dean Harvey '06 has won the first annual William E. Swope Antitrust Prize for a paper arguing that anticompetitive social norms may violate the Sherman Act. The writing prize, established by the Jones Day law firm, carries a $10,000 award.

The prize was presented at a March 28 reception in the Washington, D.C., offices of Jones Day. Phil Proger, head of the firm's global antitrust practice, said Harvey's work posed "some interesting new approaches to antitrust analysis." Harvey’s paper, "Anticompetitive Social Norms as Antitrust Violations," will appear in a forthcoming issue of the California Law Review. Harvey discusses how social norms or practices often have the structure of agreements and would violate the Sherman Act's antitrust provisions if they restrain trade.

The yearly competition honors the career of Swope, a former Jones Day partner and U.S. Department of Justice antitrust official, and his contribution to modern antitrust practice. The prize seeks to recognize young lawyers who have demonstrated an ability to apply practical analysis to antitrust problems.