Antitrust



SLN #: 88542
Course Prefix: LAW-601
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): James

Course Description:
Antitrust Law (or competition law, as it is known outside the United States) represents the most basic form of economic regulation in market-oriented national economic systems. These laws regulate business relationships between competitors, the range of permissible conduct by large or dominant firms, and relationships between firms at different levels in the chain of distribution. Potential offenses include monopolization, collusion and other agreements (including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures) in restraint of trade. In recent years, the antitrust laws have become particularly important in industries involving network technologies and/or the extensive use of intellectual property. Antitrust concepts also lay at the heart of most forms of licensing and/or capacity regulation by federal agencies such as the FCC, FERC, DOT, etc. The class will conclude with a single, in-class final examination. During the final examination, students may use a self-prepared outline of any length.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard