Vanderbilt 3L Becky Carson wins Swope Antitrust Writing Award

Third-year Vanderbilt University Law School student Yasmine "Becky" Carson has won one of two $1,500 honorable mention awards in the Third Annual William E. Swope Antitrust Writing Competition. The competition awards one first prize and two honorable mentions.

Carson was awarded the prize on March 25 in ceremonies at the Washington office of international law firm Jones Day for her paper, "Judicial Interference: Redefining the Role of the Judiciary Within the Context of U.S. and E.U. Merger Clearance Coordination."

The Swope award celebrates a former Jones Day partner and his pioneering fact-intensive approach to antitrust analysis.

The first prize this year went to George Stephanov Georgiev (Yale Law ’07), who is working as an associate in the London office of Sullivan & Cromwell, for "Contagious Efficiency: The Growing Reliance on U.S.-Style Antitrust Settlements in EU Law." The other honorable mention was awarded to Jesse Geraci, a third-year student at Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley, for "Misusing Open-Source? How Technology Companies Using the GPL Might Run Afoul of Antitrust Law."

Carson, Georgiev and Geraci have been invited to attend the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section as guests of Jones Day.

Carson earned her undergraduate degree at Duke University.

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