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Spencer Weber Waller

Title/s:  Justice John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law
Professor and Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Office #:  Corboy 1436

Phone: 312-915-7137

Email: swalle1@luc.edu

CV Link: Waller CV


Spencer Weber Waller is the John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law, Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches antitrust, intellectual property, civil procedure, and international litigation courses. He is a member of the American Law Institute, Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute, as well as the editorial boards of the Antitrust Law Journal, World Competition Law and Economics Review, and other scholarly journals.  Professor Waller is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books and over 100 articles on United States and international antitrust, including Antitrust and American Business Abroad, the leading treatise in the field, and the first full-length biography of Thurman Arnold, the founder of modern antitrust enforcement in the United States. His recent scholarship focuses on antitrust, brands, class actions, high-tech industries, innovation, and intellectual property.He is the recipient of the 2014 Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award. Professor Waller previously taught and served as associate dean at Brooklyn Law School. In 2022 Professor Spencer Weber Waller served as a senior advisor to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair Lina Khan. He is also a member of American Law Institute where he has participated in projects relating to Consumer Protection and Foreign Relations Law.


BA, cum laude, Economics and Political Science, University of Michigan, 1979

Fellowship, Institute of Public Policy Studies, 1980

JD, cum laude, Northwestern University Law School, 1982

Program Areas

Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Civil Procedure, International Economic Law, and International Litigation

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

Courses Taught

Antitrust Law, Civil Procedure, International Economic Law, Principles of Competition Law

Selected Publications

Professor Spencer Weber Waller's SSRN Webpage


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

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

International Trade and U.S. Antitrust Law (2d ed. 2006) (Jeffrey Kessler co-author).

Thurman Arnold: A Biography (2005). 


Institutions and Incentives in Antitrust Enforcement, 4 MARKETS & COMP. L. REV. 15 (2020).

The Omega Man or the Isolation of U.S. Antitrust Law, 52 CONN. L. REV. 123 (2020).

Antitrust and Democracy, 46 FL. ST. U. L. REV. 807 (2019).

How Much of Health Care Antitrust is Really Antitrust?, 48 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 643 (2017).

The Fall and Rise of the Antitrust Class Action, 39 WORLD COMP. L & ECON. REV. 29 (2016)(Olivia Popal co-author) (finalist 2016 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award).

Promoting Innovation, 100 IOWA L. REV. 2223 (2015) (Matthew Sag co-author).

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991: Adapting Consumer Protection to Changing Technology, 26 LOY. CONS. L. REV. 343 (2014) (Daniel B. Heidtke & Jessica Stewart co-authors).

Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit, 81 FORDHAM L. REV. 2543 (2013) (Harry First co-author)(winner 2014 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award).

Access and Information Remedies in High-Tech Antitrust, 8 J. COMP. L. & ECON. 575 (2012).

Social Networking and Antitrust, 90 N. CAR. L. REV. 1771 (2012).

Corporate Governance and Competition Policy, 18 GEO. MASON L. REV. 833 (2011).