AntiTrust Law & Trade Regulation (SD 233)


This course combines the study of antitrust law - public law controlling of the exercise of private economic power by dominant firms or groups of conspiring firms - with practical instruction in litigation skills. Students will study the substantive law embodied in the Sherman, Clayton, and Federal Trade Commission Acts, including the Per se Rule and the Rule of Reason, the types of antitrust analysis applied to the conduct of cartels and dominant firms. The law applicable to mergers and acquisitions will also be covered. Examples of the appropriate analysis will be particularly drawn from the intersection of intellectual property rights to antitrust law. In addition, students will work in teams to learn and practice litigation skills, including client interviewing, drafting (pleadings, discovery requests and responses), and deposition-taking skills.


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