Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

School of Law

Events and Programs

‌Throughout the year a number of symposia, lectures, and brown bag discussions are held on selected topics related to Antitrust and Consumer Law. The Institute also sponsors programs in conjunction with the bar association and law reform groups such as Citizen Works, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. All Institute events are available without charge to members of the Loyola University Chicago community. Full information and details on upcoming events as available on the Institute website.

The annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium is held each April where professors, judges, enforcements officials, and practitioners gather for a day of discussion of cutting edge research in the antitrust field. The Institute also has sponsored symposia and round table discussions on a regular basis for the general legal and business community. Recent symposia have included the Future of Private Rights of Action in Antitrust (2004), Proof of Conspiracy in Antitrust Cases (2006), and Designing Better Institutions to Enforce Competition Law (2009). The papers for all symposia are published in either the Law Journal or the Consumer Law Review. The Institute also sponsors the Antitrust Marathon, a global roundtable discussion of comparative competition law issues. Antitrust Marathons have been held in Chicago, London, Boston, and Dublin and the papers and transcripts of the discussion have been published in the Loyola Consumer Law Review and the European Competition Journal.

The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, working with its co-sponsor, the Institute for Investor Protection, recently hosted the National Mortgage Settlement Conference. The Conference featured presentations from the architects of the largest consumer protection settlement in American history, including State Attorneys General from throughout the country and Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In his fascinating address, which is linked here, Secretary Donovan traces the abuses which led to the mortgage crisis, and documents the extremely effective efforts of state and federal agencies to provide relief for homeowners and to establish structures and standards to prevent such crises in the future. You can also view the Welcome and IntroductionsPanel #1Panel #2, and Panel #3 from the Conference.


April 20, 2018


8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
10th Floor Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL. 60611

9:10 AM

Welcome Professor Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

9:15 AM

John Newman, University of Memphis School of Law

Procompetitive Justifications in Antitrust Law


James Herbison, Winston & Strawn LLP
Darren Bush, University of Houston Law Center

10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM

Eleanor M. Fox, NYU School of Law

Antitrust and the Clash of Sovereigns


Joseph Wilson, McGill Law School and Former Chair Pakistan Competition Commission
Russell Damtoft, United States Federal Trade Commission

12:00 PM


Faculty Lounge
13th Floor
25 E. Pearson

12:30 PM

Lunch Address

Philip Marsden
Senior Director, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

What if Antitrust Were Easy?

1:30 PM

Ramsi Woodcock, Georgia State University College of Business

Price Discrimination as a Violation of the Sherman Act


Allen Grunes, The Konkurrenz Group, Washington, D.C.
Thomas Horton, University of South Dakota School of Law

2:45 PM

Ice Cream Sundae Break

3:15 PM

Catherine Sandoval, Santa Clara University School of Law

Contested Places, Utility Pole Spaces; An Antitrust Taxonomy of Supermajority Voting Requirements for Utility Pole Association Membership and Telecom, Internet, Video, and Electric Competition, Service, and Safety


Reza Dibadj, University of San Francisco School of Law
Douglas Ross, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA