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Fall 2023

5330 Antitrust - BUSH- 14862

Professor(s): Darren Bush (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

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

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 312 

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: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=30

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: Overview of the United States Antitrust System, pp. 32-55

Final Exam Schedule: Take home Take home      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: JOHN FLYNN, HARRY FIRST, AND DARREN BUSH, FREE ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION: ANTITRUST (7TH ED. 2014)(ISBN # 9781587785726)

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