Full course description

About the Course

Thanks to Hollywood, words like "cartel" and "monopoly" have made it into mainstream use, but how about "predatory pricing" or "oligopoly"? Would you like to know more about these ideas and their impact on our everyday lives? This course will help you gain a deeper understanding of antitrust/competition law and its effects on economies.

We will begin by diving into economics and the rationale for competition law and enforcement, then compare laws in the U.S., Canada, and the European Union with attention to three major areas:

  • cartels, collusion, and agreements among competitors;
  • abuse of dominant position and monopolization; and
  • merger control.

Looking at the laws of China, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and South Korea, and others, we will also compare structures of competition law enforcement and discuss international law concerns.


Meet the Instructor

photo of Max Huffman

Professor Max Huffman serves McKinney Law School as Faculty Director of Online Programs, Faculty Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Graduate Certificate, and Faculty Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law LLM Track. In recent years he has won two teaching awards. His scholarship on antitrust and related topics appears in a wide variety of student- and peer-edited journals.

Courses:

Antitrust, Comparative and International Antitrust, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, and Payment Systems

Credit hrs: 2-3
Institution: Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Enrollment: Closed
Certificate/program: CCL/ICL
Type: Online only