Faculty and Administration Profiles

Spencer Weber Waller

Title/s:  Professor; Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies;
Justice John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law

Office #:  Corboy 1436

Phone: 312.915.7137



Professor Waller served as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a trial attorney in the Foreign Commerce Section of the Antitrust Division and later as a special attorney in the Chicago Strike Force of the Criminal Division. He then practiced at the Chicago firm of Freeborn & Peters. He was a full-time faculty member at Brooklyn Law School for ten years until joining Loyola in 2000. Professor Waller also serves as the Faculty Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.


BA, cum laude, Michigan, 1979
JD, cum laude, Northwestern, 1982

Program Areas

Antitrust in the Health Care Field
Civil Procedure
International Litigation
Principles of Competition Law
The World Trade Organization

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Antitrust Institute, Board of Advisors, Member, 2000 -

Antitrust Law Journal, Editorial Board, Member, 2002 -

European Journal of Consumer Law, Editorial Board, 2006-

World Competition Law and Economics Review, Editorial Board Member, and U.S. Antitrust Book Review Editor, 2003 - 

Selected Publications

Professor Spencer Weber Waller's SSRN Webpage


Antitrust and American Business Abroad (4th ed. 2015)(co-author Andre Fiebig)

Brands, Competition Law and IP (2015) (co-editors Deven Desai & Ioannis Lianos)

International Trade and U.S. Antitrust Law Thomson/West (2d edition 2006) (co-author Jeffrey Kessler)

Thurman Arnold: A Biography (NYU Press, 2005)

Antitrust and American Business Abroad (3rd ed., West Group, 1997 and annual supplements)

Baseball and the American Legal Mind (Garland Press, 1995) (co-authors Neil Cohen & Paul Finkelman)

Special Defenses in International Antitrust Litigation, American Bar Association (editor and a contributor) (1995)

Antitrust Law Annual Developments, American Bar Association (contributor 1992-95, 2000)


The Fall and Rise of the Antitrust Class Action, 39 World Comp. L. & Econ. Rev. 29 (2016)(co-author Olivia Popal) [article]

Promoting Innovation, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2223 (2015) (co-author Matthew Sag) [article]

Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit, 81 Fordham L. Rev. 2543 (2013)(co-author Harry First)(winner 2014 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award) [article]

Access and Information Remedies in Hi-Tech Antitrust, 8 J. Comp. L. & Econ. 575 (2012) [article]

Social Networking and Antitrust, 90 N.C. L. Rev. 1771 (2012) [article]

Consumer Protection in the US: An Overview, 2011 Eur. J. Cons. L. 853 (2011) (Jill Brady & R.J. Acosta co-authors) [article]

Corporate Governance and Competition Policy, 18 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 833 (2011) [article]

Brands, Competition, and the Law, 2010 BYU L. Rev. 1425 (Deven Desai co-author). [article]

Harmonizing Essential Facilities, 77 Antitrust L.J. 741 (2010) (William Tasch co-author). [article]

The Law and Economics Virus, 31 Cardozo L. Rev. 367 (2009) [article]

Justice Stevens and the Rule of Reason, 62 S.M.U. L. Rev. 693 (2009) [article]

The Past Present and Future of Monopolization Remedies, 76 Antitrust L. J. 11 (2009) [article]

Areeda, Epithets, and Essential Facilities, 2008 Wisc. L. Rev. 360 [article]

Revitalizing Essential Facilities, 75 Antitrust L. J. 1 (2008) (co-author Brett Frischmann) [article]

Promoting Innovation, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2223 (2015) (co-author Matthew Sag)