Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9069
    Sched. No.: 114821016

Antitrust Review of Mergers in a Global Environment*
Section 1
Fullerton, Lawrence R.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1600-1800 (WB129)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

In this seminar, students will learn how domestic and international mergers and acquisitions are reviewed under the antitrust laws, with an emphasis on U.S. antitrust law at the federal level. Topics will include market definition and measures of market concentration; theories of liability for anticompetitive horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate mergers; methods for predicting anticompetitive effects; failing firm, efficiencies, and other defenses; remedies; and enforcement mechanics. We will also spend some time on extraterritorial application of U.S. merger law, merger control in Europe and other jurisdictions, and the problems associated with mergers that are subject to challenge under the laws of more than one jurisdiction. Assigned reading for the course will go beyond U.S. Supreme Court decisions, which are outdated in this field, and include leading lower court decisions, government enforcement guidelines, government complaints, consent settlements, proposed legislation, and other nontraditional materials.

PREREQUISITE: Introductory antitrust course, undergraduate course work in microeconomics, and/or similar course work or work experience are useful, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: A 6,000-word research paper on a topic approved by the instructor. Students must also submit one proposed discussion topic for each class.
NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than October 1, 2014 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.

Prerequisites:Introductory antitrust course, undergraduate coursework in microeconomics, and/or similar coursework or work experience are useful, but not required