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Fall 2022

Course Description
Antitrust law refers to a handful of statutes that collectively regulate business competition. As a general matter, these laws prohibit restraints of trade, acts of monopolization, and mergers or acquisitions that threaten to reduce competition. These concepts are unfamiliar to most law students, but every business lawyer must be at least generally conversant with them. Antitrust awareness has become increasingly important in the last ten to fifteen years. One reason is that criminal penalties, including incarceration, have escalated dramatically. Another is that multi-national companies must now reckon with a more aggressive view of competition law enforcement in Europe. A third reason is that a hi-tech world must increasingly rely on Intellectual Property protections that seem, at least facially, in conflict with antitrust law. Finally, it is now recognized that antitrust poses a significant threat to professional sports leagues. This course will explore the core concepts of antitrust in depth, and will at least introduce some of the more advanced concepts.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-22-2022 - 11-30-2022   WF  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: There are no pre-requisites to taking this course.
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam and class participation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
Government & Regulation - Related
Litigation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Andrew Gavil, William Kovacic, Jonathan Baker, and Joshua Wright
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    Edition: Fourth Edition
    ISBN: 9781683282723
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Early History and Core Concepts, Please read and be prepared to discuss: Text at 115-125. Dr. Miles Medical Co. v. John D. Park & Sons Co., 220 U.S. 373 (1911). Board of Trade of City of Chicago v. United States, 246 U.S. 231 (1918). Addyston Pipe & Steel Co. v. United States, 85 F. 271 (6th Cir. 1898).

    Required Reading: Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy, Fourth Edition, by Andrew Gavil, William Kovacic, Jonathan Baker, and Joshua Wright, ISBN 9781683282723



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