Antitrust

SLN #: 81084
Course Prefix: LAW-601
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gordon
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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, all ostensibly to protect consumers. 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 health care, network technologies, the extensive use of intellectual property and generally the question of concentration by the likes of Amazon and Facebook. After an extended time of modest antitrust activity, one of the central questions faced by the new administration is the extent to which it will embrace “hipster antitrust” to these new challenges. This course will explore all these issues.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.