Founded in 1994, the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies is a non-partisan, independent, academic center designed to explore the impact of antitrust and consumer protection law and enforcement on the tangible interest of the individual consumer. The Institute is the only academic organization of its kind in the U.S. bringing together competition and consumer law and policy in an integrated manner. The Institute promotes a comprehensive, inclusive views of the benefits of competition and consumer law and policy that includes, yet goes beyond, prevailing narrow notions of economic efficiency. A vital part of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the Institute fulfills its mission by sponsoring a rich JD and graduate legal curriculum, student and senior fellowships, research, publication, conferences, symposia, and other programs in Chicago, throughout the U.S., and around the world.
We invite you to learn more about the Institute, and the ideas, people, and programs that have been part of our success for nearly two decades, and to join us in our mission of creating a more just, competitive, and consumer friendly economy.