European Union Competition Law
A basic introduction to the competition (antitrust) law of the European Union. The course will commence with a discussion of the purposes of competition law in the single market. Topics covered will be agreements in restraint of trade (both horizontal and vertical), abuse of dominant position, and the European Union’s merger regulation. Emphasis will also be placed on enforcement mechanisms. A master problem will be worked on throughout the course of the classes. The course will be graded by submission of a student memo that responds to issues raised in the problem. The course builds on the current E.U. offering by allowing the student a more in-depth study of competition law, a major area of focus for the European Commission and the Member States. Further, it enhances the private international law curriculum. In addition it supplements the current U.S. antitrust law course. The plan would be to allow the course to morph into a European Union Business Law course of 2 or 3 credits.