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Antitrust Law

Taught by Hines and Aubertine

An examination of the development and current state of federal antitrust law, with emphasis on antitrust policy and the practical aspects of practicing antitrust law, whether in an enforcement, private law firm, or corporate capacity. Enrollment is not limited to those pursuing positions at large law firms, but rather, this area of law is equally relevant to the small practitioner and small business. Milestone cases, federal statutes, and administrative pronouncements are closely analyzed to determine which policy objectives have found favor in Congress, enforcement agencies, and the courts. Particular attention is given to the priorities assigned by the U. S. Supreme Court in cases where furtherance of competition may lead to concentration of economic power or diminution of economic performance. An analytical framework is developed to enable the practitioner to make reasoned predictions about the probable legality of restrictive business practices and to construct antitrust compliance programs for potentially vulnerable clients.

Taught by Brunet

An examination of the development and current state of American antitrust law, with emphasis on major policy objectives-economic, social and political-supporting antitrust law enforcement. The course enrollment should not be limited to “future large law firm types”; the importance of antitrust law to the small practitioner and small business, as well as to litigators and counsel to larger clients, are stressed. Milestone cases, federal statutes, and administrative pronouncements are closely analyzed to determine which policy objectives have found favor in Congress, enforcement agencies, and the courts. Particular attention is given to the priorities assigned by the U. S. Supreme Court in cases where furtherance of competition may lead to concentration of economic power or diminution of economic performance. An analytical framework is developed to enable the practitioner to make reasoned predictions about the probable legality of restrictive business practices and to construct antitrust compliance programs for potentially vulnerable clients.