Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9050
    Sched. No.: 113820844

Antitrust in the Global Economy*
Section 1
Martin, John S.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1600-1800 (WB116)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**
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Course Description:

This seminar examines the unique phenomenon of global antitrust law, in a world where over 150 countries have antitrust regimes, and a single business decision can affect markets around the globe. We start with common ground, such as the free market foundations of antitrust, developed in the United States and now making their way even to China, multi-jurisdictional cartel enforcement, and the “export” of U.S. private litigation to Europe. We then move on to conflict, examining the dramatically different transatlantic approaches to the Microsoft, Intel and other monopolization cases, uses of antitrust law to both facilitate and hinder international trade, and the different reactions of various antitrust regimes to the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Lecture and class discussion seek to provide a grounding in global antitrust principles, and student papers will explore a particular area in detail. Some prior exposure to antitrust is helpful but not required; the economic principles to be discussed are accessible to all.

PREREQUISITE: Antitrust helpful, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper

Prerequisites:Antitrust helpful, but not required
This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.