A study of the federal antitrust laws and the policy of using competition to control private economic behavior. Topics include the political framework in which competition policy is made both internationally and domestically; the economics underlying antitrust policy; monopolization and exclusionary practices; competitor collaboration; vertical restraints; mergers; and price discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act. Study of antitrust law may be thought of as preparation for a specialized field of law practice, as desirable background for work in the larger field of corporate law, or as an introduction to the workings of competitive markets, in which consumer choices drive important decisions that would otherwise have to be made by government.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.


Barak D. Richman
Antitrust 205.01
Spring 2014
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