Fall 2009 Section 001
Law 632: European Competition Law and Policy Seminar

Schedule: Evening Class
Instructor(s): Abbott, Alden
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 77607
Day(s): Monday
Location: Hazel Hall 412
Time: 8:00pm-9:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
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Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: no exam-2009
Prerequisites: None
General Description: European Union (EU) competition law is authorized by various provisions of the European Constitution, also known as the Treaty of Rome. As competition laws proliferate around the world, EU competition law has become the chief rival to American antitrust as a source of legal and policy influence. Indeed, many observers would argue that the EU competition law model is today the world "market leader." Key enforcement actions taken against global companies such as Microsoft and Intel have placed the spotlight on the European competition law system. This seminar will survey the key areas of EU competition law and policy, and, in appropriate instances, compare European rules with U.S. antitrust standards.