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Spring 2014
5330 Antitrust - BUSH- 18636

Professor(s): Darren Bush (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TThLocation: BLB-213 

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:   Please visit the Syllabus for book information.

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Final Exam Schedule: 05/02 2-5pm  111 TU2    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No