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George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School #1 Most Cited Antitrust Faculty Among U.S. Law Schools

For Immediate Release
December 2, 2016
Contact:  Dr. David Rehr
drehr@gmu.edu
703-993-8151

Arlington, VA – New data based upon foundational work compiled by Professor Gregory Sisk at the University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and reported in July by University of Chicago’s Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports reveal that the antitrust faculty of George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School is the most cited in the nation.

“We are located at the global epicenter of antitrust, and we have a long tradition and strong commitment to antitrust law and economics,” said Scalia Law Dean Henry N. Butler.  “In addition to our research prowess, we offer students an unmatched array of antitrust law and economics courses.”

Leiter ranked Scalia Law Professor Joshua D. Wright as the 3rd most-cited U.S. law professor focusing on antitrust scholarship and Scalia Law Professor Timothy J. Muris as 10th.   In addition, Scalia Law professors Douglas H. Ginsburg and Bruce Kobayashi – who also focus on antitrust and regularly teach Scalia antitrust course offerings to JD and Antitrust LLM students – have been cited more than 800 times over the past six years. 

The Scalia Law faculty is the only law school faculty to have heads of the two federal antitrust enforcement agencies.   Professor Muris is a former Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and Professor Ginsburg, who is also Senior Judge on the of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, previously served as Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.   And, Professor Wright, who served as a commissioner of the FTC from 2013 to 2015, was recently tapped to head President-Elect Trump’s Federal Trade Commission transition team.  

In addition, Professor Wright is Executive Director of Scalia Law’s Global Antitrust Institute that provides training to antitrust judges and regulators from around the world.

With so many resources in the antitrust field, Scalia Law recently established an LLM in Global Antitrust Law and Economics to advance the expertise of practicing lawyers, judges, and enforcers who are engaged in the development and application of competition laws in over 100 countries.