205 Antitrust

This course covers the fundamentals of United States antitrust law as well as the underlying legal and economic theory. Topics include (i) horizontal restraints of trade such as cartels, oligopolies, and joint ventures; (ii) monopolization and the conduct of dominant firms; (iii) vertical restraints of trade between suppliers and customers such as resale price maintenance, territorial and customer restrictions, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing contracts, bundled and loyalty pricing; (iv) mergers; and (v) the intersection between antitrust and other areas of law, such as procedure, intellectual property, and the First Amendment.

A final exam will be offered.

Course Frequency*
Course Areas of Practice

Sections

Spring 2017
2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

205.01 3
  • Take-home examination
Barak D. Richman TuTh 1:45-3:05 PM 4045

This course covers the fundamentals of United States antitrust law as well as the underlying legal and economic theory. Topics include (i) horizontal restraints of trade such as cartels, oligopolies, and joint ventures; (ii) monopolization and the conduct of dominant firms; (iii) vertical restraints of trade between suppliers and customers such as resale price maintenance, territorial and customer restrictions, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing contracts, bundled and loyalty pricing; (iv) mergers; and (v) the intersection between antitrust and other areas of law, such as procedure, intellectual property, and the First Amendment.

A final exam will be offered.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

205.01 3 Joshua Fischman M/W 3:45-5:05 PM Room 3043
This course covers the fundamentals of United States antitrust law as well as the underlying legal and economic theory. Topics include (i) horizontal restraints of trade such as cartels, oligopolies, and joint ventures; (ii) monopolization and the conduct of dominant firms; (iii) vertical restraints of trade between suppliers and customers such as resale price maintenance, territorial and customer restrictions, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing contracts, bundled and loyalty pricing; (iv) mergers; and (v) the intersection between antitrust and other areas of law, such as procedure, intellectual property, and the First Amendment.A final exam will be offered.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

205.01 3 Matthew W. Sawchak Tu/Th 1:45-3:05 pm Room 3043
Antitrust law preserves and promotes competition between businesses. This course will examine relationships between competitors, interactions between sellers and customers, and single firms' competitive tactics. We will touch on mergers, antitrust immunities, and other specialized topics. We will focus on U.S. federal law, but we will contrast this law with the law of U.S. states and the European Union. The course will emphasize the dynamics of civil and criminal antitrust proceedings and other forms of complex business litigation.In place of a final exam, students will write a brief in a hypothetical antitrust lawsuit. For up to fifteen students, the professor will structure this assignment in a way that satisfies the J.D. Writing Requirement.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

205.01 Barak D. Richman Tu/Th 3:00-4:21 pm Tu/Th 3:00-4:21 pm Room 3043
Antitrust law preserves and promotes competition between businesses. This course will examine relationships between competitors, interactions between sellers and customers, and single firms' competitive tactics. We will touch on mergers, antitrust immunities, and other specialized topics. We will focus on U.S. federal law, but we will contrast this law with the law of U.S. states and the European Union. The course will emphasize the dynamics of civil and criminal antitrust proceedings and other forms of complex business litigation.In place of a final exam, students will write a brief in a hypothetical antitrust lawsuit. For up to fifteen students, the professor will structure this assignment in a way that satisfies the J.D. Writing Requirement.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2013
Spring 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

205.01 3 Barak D. Richman Tu / Th 1:30-2:51 pm Room 4047
Antitrust law preserves and promotes competition between businesses. This course will examine relationships between competitors, interactions between sellers and customers, and single firms' competitive tactics. We will touch on mergers, antitrust immunities, and other specialized topics. We will focus on U.S. federal law, but we will contrast this law with the law of U.S. states and the European Union. The course will emphasize the dynamics of civil and criminal antitrust proceedings and other forms of complex business litigation.In place of a final exam, students will write a brief in a hypothetical antitrust lawsuit. For up to fifteen students, the professor will structure this assignment in a way that satisfies the J.D. Writing Requirement.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Spring 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

205.01 Barak D. Richman Tu/W 9:10-10:31 am Tu/W 9:10-10:31 am Room 3043
Antitrust law preserves and promotes competition between businesses. This course will examine relationships between competitors, interactions between sellers and customers, and single firms' competitive tactics. We will touch on mergers, antitrust immunities, and other specialized topics. We will focus on U.S. federal law, but we will contrast this law with the law of U.S. states and the European Union. The course will emphasize the dynamics of civil and criminal antitrust proceedings and other forms of complex business litigation.In place of a final exam, students will write a brief in a hypothetical antitrust lawsuit. For up to fifteen students, the professor will structure this assignment in a way that satisfies the J.D. Writing Requirement.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.