Course Details

Antitrust Law

The primary objective of the course is to give students a thorough grounding in the antitrust law of the United States. An important secondary objective is to introduce students to economic reasoning in law more generally and make them comfortable in applying economic arguments to legal issues. This course will cover the fundamentals of Federal antitrust law under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act and the cases interpreting them. Topics covered include the basic structure of antitrust analysis (market definition, market assessment, remedies) and its critique; the role of economics in antitrust analysis; market power, consumer injury, and other 'ultimate' tools of antitrust analysis; price-fixing and other horizontal conspiracies in restraint of trade; vertical price and non-price distribution restraints; boycotts, exclusive dealing and tying arrangements; price discrimination; monopolies, monopolization, and monopoly power; mergers and acquisitions. Teaching Methods: Class Participation, Discussion and Lecture Evaluation Methods: Final Exam

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 650
Practice Areas: Antitrust Practice AreaBusiness, Corporate,Trans Area


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Antitrust Law
Faculty: McGinnis, John O. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 38

Spring 2017
Title: Antitrust Law
Faculty: Larouche, Pierre
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 20

Fall 2016
Title: Antitrust Law
Faculty: McGinnis, John O. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 29

Fall 2015
Title: Antitrust Law
Faculty: McGinnis, John O. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 39

Spring 2015
Title: Antitrust Law
Faculty: Fischman, Joshua
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 22

Fall 2014
Title: Antitrust Law
Faculty: McGinnis, John O. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 45