LAWRENCE — Antitrust law has returned to prominence on the national stage. This year’s Kansas Law Review Symposium will bring together scholars of varying backgrounds to explore the legal and economic questions raised by recent developments in antitrust law.
“Antitrust Law and Policy in the 21st Century” will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the University of Kansas School of Law in Green Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
“Presidential candidates have proposed breaking up big tech companies, corporate mergers have been in the news and in the courts, and the Federal Trade Commission has recently sponsored hearings on competition and consumer protection,” said Symposium Editor Alisha Peters, a third-year law student. “It is important for us to discuss the relevance of antitrust law and policy because these issues impact how businesses operate and how consumers are impacted, both now and in the future.”
Speakers will include:
- Roger Alford, University of Notre Dame Law School
- Elyse Dorsey, Federal Trade Commission
- Jéssica Dutra, Economists Incorporated
- Thomas Lambert, University of Missouri School of Law
- Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general
- Kristian Stout, International Center for Law & Economics
- Sean Sullivan, University of Iowa College of Law
- John Yun, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Speakers will discuss topics including anticompetitive entrenchment, vertical mergers and vertical restraints in the digital age, the international landscape of antitrust enforcement, bargaining models in antitrust and paradigm shifts on merger efficiencies in antitrust analysis.
Scholarship associated with the symposium will be published in a spring 2020 issue of the Kansas Law Review. For more information, contact Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.