Bimal Jaysen Rajkomar, a U.C. Davis School of Law student, won the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative competition on Friday (Feb. 9).

His winning paper argued that digital rights management schemes can be implemented without eroding the public's trust by offering consumers a choice through pricing: restricted content should cost less than unrestricted content.

Rajkomar received a $5,000 scholarship and publication of his winning article in a major legal publication.

Four runners-up, who each received a $1,500 scholarship, were Joshua Carpenter (George Mason University School of Law), Goldie Gabriel (University of Houston Law Center), Michael Jude Galvin (U.C.L.A. School of Law) and Lyle Preslar (Rutgers School of Law).

The foundation also honored attorney Paul Marshall with its 2007 Service Award. The award acknowledges commitment to advancing and supporting the music community through the attorney's services.

Marshall represented MCA in its acquisition of Motown Records, CBS Records in its purchase of MGM/United Artists Music, Bertelsmann in its purchase of Arista Records and Michael Jackson in structuring and arranging financing for his acquisition of the music publishing catalog of the Beatles.

His clients have included the African National Congress led by Nelson Mandela, EMI, Atlantic Records, Untied Artists, PolyGram, Twentieth Century Fox, the New York Times, the Beatles, KISS, Whitney Houston and the governments of Jamaica, Gabon and Swaziland.

Awards were presented during a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Entertainment Law Initiative executive committee members are attorneys Ken Abdo, Jay Cooper, John Frankenheimer, Susan Genco, Robin Mitchell Joyce, Joel Katz, Chuck Ortner, Don Passman, Michael Reinert and Ron Wilcox.