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Fall 2020
5330 Antitrust - BUSH- 18793

Professor(s): Darren Bush (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: The Antitrust and Regulated Industries courses examine two different legal approaches for controlling private economic power--the antitrust laws, which are designed to establish and maintain competitive markets, and regulatory statutes, which establish government agencies to supervise entry, rates, and service. These two approaches are examined in a way that focuses on the theoretical and practical difficulties of each approach. In Antitrust, the Sherman and Clayton Acts are studied. Topics include monopolization, mergers, agreements among competitors (such as price fixing and market allocation), and distribution agreements (such as tying and exclusive dealing). Discussion will consider whether these statutes seek only to advance economic efficiency, or are intended to achieve broader political or social goals; and will also consider whether the case law does (or can) advance any of these goals.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus REVISED 09-1-2020

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/10 9am - noon     

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (4/13/2020 2:15:36 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Required: JOHN FLYNN, HARRY FIRST, AND DARREN BUSH, FREE ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION: ANTITRUST (7TH ED. 2014) (ISBN: 9781587785726). Recomended: JOHN FLYNN, HARRY FIRST, AND DARREN BUSH, ANTITRUST: STATUTES, TREATIES, REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, & POLICIES (STATUTORY SUPP.)(7TH ED. 2014) (ISBN: 9781628101461).