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Penn Carey Law Antitrust Association (PCLAA)

The Penn Carey Law Antitrust Association (PCLAA) is a student-run organization dedicated to furthering legal careers and scholarship in the interdisciplinary and dynamic field of competition law. Antitrust opportunities exist at defense-oriented law firms, at plaintiffs-side law firms, and in the government. As a practice at defense-oriented firms, antitrust often spans transactional, regulatory, and litigation groups and can touch on everything from pre-merger defenses of transactions before government agencies to multibillion-dollar lawsuits.

With the primary goal of promoting the interests of everyday consumers, antitrust law serves a broad public interest that is protected through actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, corollary state agencies, and even private plaintiffs. PCLAA provides a forum for students to research, analyze, and discuss antitrust-related matters through guest speakers, panels, academic activities, and a Spring Symposium. In addition, PCLAA provides an excellent opportunity for members to network with professionals, scholars, and other students involved in the antitrust field, at both the national and international levels. 1Ls and LLMs have opportunities for substantive leadership as representatives. No prior knowledge or experience is needed. Join us today!


President: Melissa Bredbenner (

Internal Vice President: Ben Kilano (

External Vice President: Mariana Fontoura de Rosa (

Professional Development Chair: Eleanor Liu (

Treasurer: [TBA]

Symposium Chair: Victor Manuel Aldasoro Favela (

Events Chair: Doug Snyder (