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.

Upcoming Events

Comparative Competition Law Conference

More information available here.

Lost in the Fine Print:
Examining the Impact of Forced Arbitration

Friday, February 27
12 Noon
– 1:30PM
(Light lunch available at 11:30 AM)

 Loyola University Chicago School of Law

                Philip H. Corboy Law Center,
25 E. Pearson Street

Room 1403


April 24, 2015


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

Joshua Paul Davis, University of San Francisco School of Law
Shannon Wheatman, Kinsella Media

Writing Better Jury Instructions: Antitrust as an Example


Adam Levitt, Grant & Eisenhofer
Thomas Horton, University of South Dakota School of Law

10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM

Jonathan B. Baker, Washington College of Law, American University
Steven C. Salop, Georgetown University Law Center

Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Inequality


Daniel Crane, University of Michigan Law School
Honorable Tom Miller, Attorney General of Iowa

12:00 PM


Kasbeer Hall
15th Floor
25 E. Pearson

12:30 PM

Lunch Address

David Gelfand, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation, Antitrust Division, U.S. Dep’t of Justice

The Goal of Antitrust Enforcement: Preserving Competition or Extending Commercial Outcomes?

1:30 PM

Max Huffman, University of Indiana-Indianapolis School of Law
Mark Anderson, University of Idaho College of Law

Devils, Scriptures, and Antitrust


Robert Pratt, Chief, Illinois Antitrust Bureau
Peter Carstensen, Wisconsin Law School

2:45 PM

Ice Cream Sundae Break

And join the authors for a book signing of:

Andrew I. Gavil & Harry First, The Microsoft Cases: Competition Policy for the 21st Century (MIT Press 2014)

Copies available for sale

3:30 PM

Paul Stancil, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

The Neglected Role of the Individual in Antitrust Theory


Ted Banks, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, University of Nebraska College of Law

4:45 PM

Reception for Current and Former Student and Research Fellows of the Institute

13th Floor Faculty Lounge

We gratefully acknowledge our 20th Anniversary Sponsors:

Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Cozen O’Connor