Antitrust Review of Mergers in a Global Environment

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 25

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /16
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1540-1740 WB114

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 Assigned reading for the course will go beyond U.S. Supreme Court decisions, which are outdated in this field, and include leading lower court decisions, government enforcement guidelines, government complaints, consent settlements, proposed legislation,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.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

A 6,000-word research paper on a topic approved by the instructor due via EXPO by 5pm (EST) on April 25, 2025 (last day of spring classes). 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 by Feb. 25, 2025. Retroactive exceptions will not be granted.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: Introductory antitrust course, undergraduate coursework in microeconomics, and/or similar coursework or work experience are suggested, but not required. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced via Canvas.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 125210093

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Corporate, Business and Transactional , International and Comparative

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