Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference

Friday, January 17, 2014
NYU School of Law
108 West 3rd Street
Lipton Hall

Conference Co-sponsors
NYU School of Law
American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law

Conference Co-organizers
Edward Cavanagh, St. John's University School of Law
Harry First, NYU School of Law
D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law

The third Junior Antitrust Scholars Conference will be held at NYU School of Law on Friday, January 17, 2014. The conference is co-sponsored by NYU School of Law and the American Bar Association -- Section of Antitrust Law.  The purpose of this day-long conference is to provide an opportunity for antitrust/competition law professors who began their full time professorial career in or after September 2004 to present their latest research. Senior antitrust scholars and practitioners in the field will comment on the papers. 

Free and open to the public. NY CLE credits are available to attendees. Registration required.


08:20 – 08:50am             Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:50 – 09:00am             Introductory Comments

Harry First, NYU School of Law

09:00 – 10:30am             Session 1: Antitrust Goals

Session Chair: Wendy Waszmer, King & Spalding

Presenter: Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law
The Market for Bigness: Economic Power and Competition Agencies' Duty to Curtail It
Discussant: Marina Lao, Seton Hall University School of Law

Presenter: Tom Horton, University of South Dakota School of Law
Confucianism and Antitrust: China's Emerging Evolutionary Approach to Anti-Monopoly Law
Discussant: Spencer Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Presenter: Barak Orbach, The University of Arizona College of Law
Was the Crisis in Antitrust a Trojan Horse?
Discussant: Robert Lande, University of Baltimore School of Law

Practitioner Session Discussant: Stephen Houck, Menaker & Herrmann

10:30 – 10:45am             Break

10:45 – 12:15pm              Session 2: Institutional Issues

Session Chair: J. Douglas Richards, Cohen Milstein

Presenter: Rebecca Haw, Vanderbilt University Law School
Antitrust Law and the Art of Modeling: Are Models Facts?
Discussant: Jonathan Baker, American University Washington College of Law

Presenter: D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Designing Optimal Cartel Enforcement
Discussant: Lawrence White, NYU Stern School of Business

Practitioner Session Discussant: Robert Hubbard, NYS Attorney General Office Antitrust Bureau

12:15 – 01:00pm               Lunch

01:00 – 02:30pm             Session 3: Antitrust and Intellectual Property

Session Chair: Molly Boast, Wilmer Hale

Presenter: Ariel Katz, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
e-books, p-books, and the Durapolist Puzzle
Discussant: Michael Carrier, Rutgers School of Law - Camden

Presenter: Jorge Contreras, American University Washington College of Law
Market Reliance and Pledged Patents
Discussant: Mark Patterson, Fordham University School of Law

Practitioner Session Discussant: Steven Edwards, Hogan Lovells

02:30 – 02:45pm             Break

02:45 – 04:15pm              Session 4: Antitrust Limits

Session Chair: Michael Weiner, Dechert

Presenter: Hillary Greene, University of Connecticut School of Law
Anticompetitive Speech and Innovation
Discussant: Harry First, NYU School of Law

Presenter: Alexander Volokh, Emory University School of Law
The New Private-Regulation Skepticism: Due Process, Nondelegation, and Antitrust Challenges
Discussant: William Page, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Practitioner Session Discussant: Jay Himes, Labaton Sucharow

04:15 – 05:15pm             Cocktail Reception

For more information visit the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.