Antitrust in the Global Economy

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/17
Credits: 3

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.

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): None
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Final Type (if any): None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by noon (EST) on the last day of the Fall examination period.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: Any student who cannot make the first day and wishes to join the class should contact the instructor.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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