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LAWS 8940 U.S. and International Antitrust Law (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

Antitrust law governs much more than just mergers and acquisitions. Businesses must be aware of antitrust law when contemplating numerous business activities including joint ventures, contracts with suppliers and distributors, how to deal with competitors, what conditions can be attached to the sale or lease of goods and services, and what actions they may take as part of trade organizations. Moreover, in this increasingly global world, lawyers need to know not just the law in the United States, but also approaches to antitrust law in other parts of the world, like the European Union. Accordingly, while the bulk of the course will cover U.S. law, the course will also cover select areas of antitrust law in foreign jurisdictions. No prior understanding of economics or trade regulation is required. Students will be taught the basic economics needed to analyze and practice antitrust law.


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Last Updated: 30-Apr-14