Second-year law students Samuel Briese and Michael Ewald wrote papers for an antitrust and consumer protection course taught by USD law professor and Heidepriem Trial Advocacy Fellow, Thomas Horton. Horton nominated the papers for the award.

“Michael and Sam’s incredibly impressive accomplishments show the nationally and internationally-recognized quality of our students’ research and writing,” said Horton. "For two of our 2L students to be chosen as finalists for the Best Student Antitrust Paper of 2019, it confirms that our students are capable of successfully competing with any students in the United States in a demanding and esoteric field such as antitrust law. 

Winners will be chosen later this spring. The public may view and vote for the papers at the following links:

Briese’s paper is entitled, “Hiding in Plain Sight: How Expedia Group, Booking Holdings, and Large Hotels are Controlling Hotel Prices."

Ewald’s paper is entitled "Don’t You Let That Deal Go Down: Reexamining the 2010 Ticketmaster/ Live Nation Merger and Justice Department Consent Decree Ten Years Later."

"Both papers took on current cutting-edge competition issues, and showed a remarkably high level of scholarship and creative recommendations. We could not be prouder of their work,” Horton said.

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