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Global Competition Law and Policy
Professor Lawrence Fullerton
LL.M Seminar 726 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This seminar will examine the development of competition laws around the world, differences in substantive standards among the major enforcement jurisdictions, the possible consequences of those differences, and the means to address them. We will start with a basic understanding of U.S. and EC competition principles, and then compare and contrast these with the principles applied in developing and transition economies, such as China, India, and South Africa. Particular emphasis will be on current issues and trends, multi-jurisdictional merger control, and regulation of dominant firm conduct. We will also consider the role of competition policy in economic and political development generally. Students will submit a proposed topic for discussion before each class, based on the reading. Grading will be based the topics submitted, other aspects of class participation, and a 4-hour, open-book take-home exam.
Prerequisite for J.D. students: Antitrust Law or Antitrust Economics and Law. Prerequisite for LL.M students: None, although it is recommended that LL.M students have some previous coursework or work experience in competition law in the U.S. or another jurisdiction.