2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Best Student Paper


The Antitrust Writing Award for Best Student Paper rewards one student paper that stands out by its originality or relevance to current antitrust issues. The goal of the Award for Best Student Paper is to promote antitrust laws, antitrust economics, and antitrust policies among Law and Economics students and to support student scholarship in the field.

The winners will have their submission published in the Concurrences e-Competitions Bulletin (which covers antitrust cases from 85+ jurisdictions globally), and will receive a one-year Concurrences+ subscription (which gives access to the entire database of writings, photos, and videos from Concurrences antitrust conferences, articles, and books). In addition, the winners will be invited to accept the Award in person at the Concurrences + GW Antitrust Writing Awards Gala Dinner, in front of 200+ top antitrust enforcers, lawyers, economists, and academics from around the world.

1. Eligibility
Students who want to participate in the competition must be graduate students currently enrolled in a law school, business school, or graduate school economics program at the Master’s level or higher for the academic year 2019-2020*.

*Eligible papers must have been written or published by the student(s) during 2019.

2. Format
Participants must submit a paper in the format of a case summary or commentary of an antitrust case, investigation, regulation, guideline, or policy. The paper may cover antitrust cases that are criminal or civil, at the local, regional, national or international level, public or private enforcement, within any jurisdiction globally.

Papers must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words long and must be written in English. There are no restrictions as to the format of the paper, and students are encouraged to submit original presentations. Papers can be individual or co-authored.

3. Submissions
All participants must submit their paper by December 22, 2019 before 11:59 PM EST, along with the name of their school and proof of their enrollment. One individual participant cannot submit more than three (3) times.

Papers can be submitted to awards@concurrences.com.

4. Selection & Voting procedure
The Best Student Paper Award will be awarded to the paper which collects the most votes from a peer jury composed of five (5) George Washington University Law School students under the mentorship of Prof. Bill Kovacic.

Any questions regarding the Antitrust Writing Award for Best Student Paper should be referred to awards@concurrences.com.