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Antitrust Law

Full-time Faculty

Mark Patterson

Antitrust law seeks to maintain competition in private markets. The goal of a market economy is to create conditions in which sellers compete to provide the goods and services that consumers want, at low prices. Monopolies and combinations of sellers pose a threat to this competitive ideal, because they may have sufficient power to dictate unfavorable terms to consumers. But monopolies and business combinations can also provide competitive benefits, so antitrust must carefully evaluate the benefits and harms of different business arrangements. This task requires examination of the economics of different business arrangements and application of the statutes, case law, and other governmental policies that attempt to maintain competitive markets.

The study of antitrust law at Fordham begins with the basic Antitrust Law course. Students select from three- and four-credit versions of this course. The four-credit course allows for a greater emphasis on economic materials and on the economic approach to antitrust law. Thereafter, students may select from more specialized courses and seminars within the subject area.

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