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Antitrust Law (LAW-692-001)
PLEASE NOTE: Below, under the Syllabus heading are two different documents. The Word document is an outline of course topics. The PDF document is a short overview of federal antitrust law, noting the basic statutory framework, the core goals and targets of antitrust enforcement, the long-run development of antitrust doctrine, and the current state of the field (as of 2005).
Basic antitrust law, focusing on monopolization, vertical and horizontal restraints, and merger analysis, but not involving general regulatory matters. This course has no prerequisites.
Textbooks and Other Materials
The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check here to determine if books are currently available for purchase at the AU Campus Store.
Andrew I. Gavil, William E. Kovacic, & Jonathan B. Baker, Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (2d ed. 2008); Kaplow & Shavell, Microeconomics(2004). PLEASE NOTE: The Kaplow & Shavell book is an excellent short introduction to or quick review of basic microeconomics. It appears now to be out of print, but both new and used copies are available on line. It is valuable particularly for anyone who has not previously taken any course in economics.
First Class Readings
For our first class session, please read: (1) pages 2-4, 16-26, 32-33, 37-40, 56-65 in Gavil, Kovacic & Baker, Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (2d ed. 2008); (2) pages 1-11 in Kaplow & Shavell, Microeconomics (2004); and (3) the Antitrust Law Overview document posted in the Handouts folder of the Course Materials section of the MyWCL site for the course (same document previously posted here). PLEASE NOTE: In case you have not yet been able to obtain a new or used copy of the casebook, you can find a copy of the casebook pages assigned this week in the Course Materials section of the MyWCL site for the course.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):