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Fall 2021
5330 Antitrust - BUSH- 16940

Professor(s): Darren Bush (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location: 111  TUII

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

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.

Quota=30

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Final Exam Schedule: Take Home exam      

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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 (3/31/2021 2:54:27 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).