Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

School of Law

Student Fellowship Program

The Institute sponsors a unique fellowship for students at the law school. The goal of the Fellowships is to create a group of students (and faculty) with interest in antitrust law. Outstanding incoming first-year students will be selected as well as students in the top third of their class after their first year.

The Fellowship is limited to students with demonstrated interest or experience in antitrust and related fields, such as consumer protection, regulated industries or political economy. Fellows publish short articles on antitrust or consumer protection law, and monthly lunches introduce Fellows to practitioners and experts in the fields of antitrust and consumer protection. Fellows attend at no charge local and national conferences in the field and also become involved with the consumer and antitrust committees of the ABA and local bar associations. In addition, Fellows work with the Institute and faculty members on research and other projects promoting a consumer friendly and more competitive economy.

There is no formal application form; however interested students are asked to submit a cover letter, transcript, resume and personal statement of 500 words or less describing their interest and qualifications. Submitting one or two letters of recommendation is optional. Finalists will have a short interview. Applications are due on or before April 1 and on or before October 1.

‌Fellows are required to:

  • Maintain his or her standing in the top third of the class
  • Enroll in Antitrust and Consumer Protection when these courses are offered
  • Participate in either an antitrust or consumer protection seminar or externship
  • Publish at least one News and Views article each academic year
  • Attend all events of the Institute, consistent with class and work schedules.

The student's permanent record will reflect status as a "Student Fellow of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies." Fellows will receive an annual stipend of at least $4000.00 in addition to any financial aid.

All Loyola law students are eligible to apply for Summer Grants underwritten by the Institute to promote public interest/public sector work in antitrust and consumer protection. The Institute will provide as much assistance as possible (but not a guarantee) for summer and permanent jobs through contacts at law firms, agencies, public interest organizations and think tanks.

For more information, please contact Professor Spencer Weber Waller, Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, swalle1@luc.edu.


Class of 2017-18 Consumer Antitrust Fellows

  • Frances Butler
  • Matthew Goepfrich
  • Alexandra Harringon
  • Anais Holland-Rudd
  • Jacob Rheaume
  • William Sullivan
  • Bruce Winters