ABA LSD Antitrust Liaisons

American Bar Association Law Student Division Liaisons to the Section of Antitrust Law


DOJ Attorney General's Honors Program Deadline 9/19

Today, we were fortunate enough to have Ms. Mary Coleen Sewell with the DOJ Antitrust Division's Dallas field office visit the University of Houston Law Center. Ms. Sewell spoke about summer internship and permanent employment opportunties with the DOJ through its Attorney General's Honors Program.

This program is open for applicants not only interested in the Antitrust Division, but many other participating components of the DOJ, including the Civil, Civil Rights, Criminal, Environment and Natural Resources, and Tax Divisions.

Learn more at the DOJ Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management website. Their application deadline is coming soon, but may all be completed online until midnight EDT September 19. Good luck!


Meet Prof Michael Salinger

Check out this recently added Brown Bag Lunch scheduled for Sep 14, noon - 1:30p EST at the offices of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C.

Prof. Michael Salinger, recently minted Director of the Bureau of Economics at the FTC, will make a presentation and then will answer questions moderated by Ilene Gotts, with panelists Debbie Feinstein, Janet McDavid, and Mary Coleman.

If you are not in the D.C. area, do not fret! Dial-in will be available, but you must still RSVP.


Career Counsel from Antitrust Lawyers

LSD members, have you seen the ABA Career Counsel site with Attorney by Attorney profiles? Take a look at some of the AT member profiles already available.


AT Litigation Course Oct 17-18 - FREE for LSD members

The AT Litigation course scheduled for October 17-18 in Philadelphia is FREE for students to attend.
The course will be distinctive in that it will be built around a hypothetical set of facts and talented trial lawyers will demonstrate the critical stages in a major antitrust case. This will include a class certification hearing, summary judgment, opening statement, direct and cross examination of fact and expert economic witnesses and closing arguments. Each segment will be followed by expert commentary as well as audience question and answer opportunities.

Take a look at the brochure for more information and sign up here.



Wow! I'm back from the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago this past weekend and it was phenomenal! There were so many activities planned, it was hard to decide where to go sometimes, but I do want to thank the following sections and groups for hosting events:

I was also able to attend a few interesting programs, including the 2005 AT Update "What All Lawyers Must Know", the Judicial Division's "Current Issues in Courtroom Technology," and the Litigation Section's "Why Women Make Better Lawyers" following the Margaret Brent Awards.

Needless to say, I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people from around the country in a whirlwind of meetings and activities. Special thanks to ABA Staff members Joanne Travis, Deborah Douglas, Angelica Spyres, Margaret Stafford, Daina Saib, Sharyne Tu, and Gail Howard for making this trip memorable!

I will be looking forward to seeing everyone again in Hawaii next year (if not sooner)!

[UPDATE]* Here is the full text of Chair Majoras' speech [/UPDATE]


You can still register onsite for the annual meeting

I am looking forward to meeting both LSD and AT members attending the ABA Annual meeting in Chicago this week. Check out the activities planned for both groups in the LSD Program Guide and AT Program Guide.

Registered students will also be able to attend substantive meetings hosted by other entities at no additional charge. The master program book is available here. See you there!