Antitrust (ATGL)

ATGL 0206. ANTITRUST LAW IN INFO ECON. (2 Credits)

Information goods are not like other goods. Information is inexpensive to distribute, but often expensive to produce. Sometimes, as with Google search results or product standards, information is provided for free. Despite these unusual economic characteristics, the accuracy and availability of information can have competitive implications as great as those of other goods. Consequently, antitrust law has an important role to play in the informational context, but it requires new techniques for handling the particular problems that information presents. This course will examine these problems through discussions, in alternate weeks, of relevant cases and chapters from the professor's book-in-progress on this topic. Prerequisite: Antitrust Law, Internet Law, an Intellectual Property course, or permission of professor This course can be used to satisfy the writing requirement.

Attributes: JD, LAWI, LAWT, LLM.

ATGL 0230. INTERNATIONAL CARTEL ENFORCEMENT: GLOBALIZATION OF ANTITRUST. (2 Credits)

This course focuses on how different legal systems detect and punish cartel behavior. It will examine public enforcement efforts by competition authorities in the United States and the European Union, as well as private remedies available in both jurisdictions. With respect to public enforcement, the course will consider a number of issues, including investigative tools, amnesty programs, sentencing guidelines, and cooperation and convergence initiatives by competition authorities in both jurisdictions. The course will also examine from a comparative perspective the different systems of private remedies available to injured parties in the U.S. and the EU, taking into account the new EU Directive on rules governing private antitrust damage actions. Among the topics to be considered in this part of the course will be class actions and other mechanisms for collective redress, extraterritoriality, standing issues, and proof of damages. NOTES/MISC: Paper Required.

Attributes: ICE, LAWI, LIC.

ATGL 0299. ANTITRUST-RECENT DEVELOP IN NY. (2 Credits)

This seminar will focus on recent antitrust issues, and particularly on cases that have been related to New York in some way. Possible topics will be cases that involved the entertainment or finance industries or cases brought by the New York Attorney General, though some topics may not be closely related to New York. A goal of the class will be to have as guests the attorneys or economic experts who were involved in the cases discussed. The emphasis will be less on a systematic examination of antitrust doctrine than on exploring the implications of that doctrine for the handling of particular cases.<p>Pre-requisites: Antitrust Law or previous experience with antitrust law.

Attributes: JD, LAWB, LLM.

ATGL 0309. ANTITRUST LAW. (3,4 Credits)

Examines the federal antitrust laws, primarily the Sherman Act and Clayton Act. Specific topics covered include monopolization, horizontal and vertical arrangements, and mergers.

Attributes: BFE, IPIF, LAWB, LAWI, LLM, PIE.

ATGL 0332. RECENT DEVELOP ANTITRUST. (2 Credits)

ATGL 0903. ANTITRUST & CORP. ACQUISITION. (2 Credits)

ATGL 1017. ANTITRUST AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES. (2 Credits)

This intensive course will explore the application of antitrust and competition law to high-technology industries, focusing on how the law addresses disruptive innovation. The course will examine cutting-edge topics in the application of antitrust to multi-sided platforms, search neutrality, net neutrality, big data, and the sharing economy.