748 Antitrust - §001, Fall 2010

Categories: Economic Regulation

Instructor(s) Carstensen, Peter

This course provides a survey of American antitrust law. The primary focus is on the Sherman Act and Clayton Act provisions regulating restraints of trade, monopoly, and merger. Brief attention is given to the separate powers of the Federal Trade Commission and to the relationship of antitrust law to intellectual property rights. In addition, there will be some presentation of the antitrust law of other countries. Time permitting, there will also be a brief introduction of the Robinson-Patman Act.

Learning Outcomes - By the end of the semester students will:
1. have a thorough understanding of the basic rules governing torts including the difference between general concepts of tort and nominate torts (forms of action)
2. appreciate the process of common law evolution and how it interacts with state and federal statutory commands
3. be able to identify and explain how law legal and factual analyses interact in determining the merits of a case
4. be able to provide a written analysis of the merits of both sides of a potential tort claim.

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