Antitrust Law (LAW-692-001)
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: This course examines the laws that protect consumers by ensuring competition in the marketplace. Topics include agreements among rivals, agreements between firms and their suppliers and customers, monopolization, mergers, and antitrust and the “new economy.” The course builds on Supreme Court case law to study influential modern lower court decisions and government enforcement. Although the economic concepts and thinking characteristic of contemporary antitrust analysis are integrated throughout, the economic content of the course is accessible to students without a background in that field.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Andrew I. Gavil, William E. Kovacic, Jonathan B. Baker & Joshua D. Wright, ANTITRUST LAW IN PERSPECTIVE: CASES, CONCEPTS AND PROBLEMS IN COMPETITION POLICY (3d ed. 2017).
First Class Readings
Please come to the first class prepared to discuss Chapter 1, pages 6-13 (Andreas); 17-35 (Background); 44-46 (Brunswick); 47-51 (Background); 51-53 (JTC); and 54-55 (Background).
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