Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Spencer Weber Waller

Title/s: Professor
Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Office #: Corboy 1436

Phone: 312.915.7137

E-mail: swalle1@luc.edu


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.


B.A., cum laude, Michigan, 1979
J.D., cum laude, Northwestern, 1982

Program Areas

Antitrust in the Health Care Field
Civil Procedure
Government Regulation and the Marketplace
The Legal Thought of Justice Holmes
The World Trade Organization
Transnational Dispute Resolution

Professional & Community Affiliations

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

Antitrust Law Journal, Editorial Board, Member, 2002 -

Judicial Council for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Reporter for Local Rules, 2002 -

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


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

Thurman Arnold: A Biography (NYU Press, 2005) Amazon.com

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) Amazon.com

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

International Trade and U.S. Antitrust Law (West Group, 1992 with annual supplements)

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


Social Networking and Antitrust, xx N. Car. L. Rev. xx (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]

The Antitrust Marathon, 20 Loy. Cons. L. Rev. 114 (2008) (panel discussion & issue papers) [article]

Towards a More Constructive Public-Private Partnership for Enforcing Competition Law, 29 WORLD COMP. L. & ECON. REV. 367 (2006) [article]

The United States Experience in Competition Class Action Certification, 3 CAN. CLASS ACTION REV. 209 (2005) [article]

In Search of Economic Justice: Considering Competition and Consumer Protection Law, 36 Loy.U.Chi. L.J. 631 (2005) [article]

Taking Pop-Ups Seriously: The Jurisprudence of the Infield Fly Rule, 82 Wash.U.L.Q. 453 (2004) (with Neil B. Cohen)

The Antitrust Legacy of Thurman Arnold, 78 St. John's L. Rev. 569 (2004) [article]

Public Choice Theory and the International Harmonization of Antitrust Law, 48 Antitrust Bulletin 427 (2003) [article]

The Short Unhappy Judgeship of Thurman Arnold, 3 Wyo. L. Rev. 233 (2003)

The Incoherence of Punishment in Antitrust, 78 Chicago-Kent L. Rev. 207 (2003)

The Use of Business Theory in Antitrust Litigation, 47 N.Y. Law School L. Rev. 119 (2003) [ssrn.com sol3 papers.cfm?abstract_id='297130"'>article]

The Language of Law and the Language of Business, 52 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 283 (2001) [article]

Antitrust as Consumer Choice: Comments on the New Paradigm, 62 Univ. Pitts.L.Rev. 535 (2001) [article]

Bringing Globalism Home:Lessons from Antitrust and Beyond, 32 Loy.U.Chi.L.J.113 (2000) [article]

Can U.S Antitrust Law Open International Markets? 20 Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus. 207 (2000) [article]

The Twilight of Comity, 38 Colum.J.TransL. 563 (1999) [article]

An International Common Law of Antitrust, 34 New England L. Rev. 163 (1999) [article]

Prosecution by Regulation: The Changing Nature of Antitrust Enforcement, 77 Oregon L.Rev.1383 (1999) [article]

Teaching Linkages in International Trade, 19 U.Pa. J.Int'l Econ.L. 697 (1998) [article]

The Internationalization of Antitrust Enforcement, 77 B.U.L. Rev. 343 (1997) [article]

Market Talk, 22 Law & Soc. Inquiry 435 (1997) [article]

Law Reform in Vietnam: The Uneven Legacy of Doi Moi, 29 N.Y.U.J. Int'l L&Pol. 555 (1997) (co-author Lan Cao) [article]

Comparative Competition Law as a Form of Empiricism, 23 Brook.J.Int'l L. 455 (1997) [article]

National Laws and International Markets: Strategies of Cooperation and Harmonization in the Enforcement on Competition Law, 18 Cardozo L.Rev. 1111 (1996) [article]

A Comparative Look at Failing Firms and Failing Industries, 64 Antitrust L.J. 703 (1996) [article]

Images of Law School and Law teaching in "An Imperfect Spy", 8 Yale J. L. & Hum. 261 (1996) (co-author Stacy Caplow) [article]

Legal Process and the Past of Antitrust, 47 SMU L.Rev.1811 (1995) (co-author William L. Reynolds) [article]

Antitrust and American Business Abroad Today, 44 DePaul L.Rev. 1251 (1995)

Neo-Realism and the International Harmonization of Law: Lessons from Antitrust, 42 U.Kan.L.Rev. 557 (1994) [article]

The Modern Antitrust Relevance of Justice Holmes, 59 Brook L.Rev. 1443 (1994) [article]

The Antitrust Philosophy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 18 Southern Ill. U.L.J. 283 (1994) [article]

Recent Presentations

The Law of the Brand, Federal Trade Commission Workshop on Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines, Chicago, IL, December 10, 2009.

Moderator and Co-Chair, Antitrust and Institutional Design, Antitrust Marathon IV: Marathon with Authority, Irish Competition Authority, Dublin, Ireland, October 27, 2009.

Trade and Competition 2.0, 15th Annual Berstein Endowed Antitrust Lecture, Saint John's University School of Law, Queens, New York, October 14, 2009.

Litigation Finance, Loyola Alumni Weekend CLE, October 2, 2009.

Trade and Competition Involving State Owned Enterprises, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Presentation to Legal and Diplomatic Staff of United States Trade Representative Office and United States Department of Commerce, September 2009.

Moderator and Co-Chair, Designing Better Institutions to Enforce Competition Law, Loyola University Chicago Law Center, September 11, 2009 (co-sponsored with ABA Antitrust Section).

Moderator, Presenter, and Co-organizer, Comparative Competition Law, University of Haifa, Israel, May 25-26, 2009.

Antitrust and Consumer Law Issues in the Ticketing Industry, League of American Theaters Annual Road Presenter Conference, New York, NY, May 7, 2009.

Antitrust Liability of State Owned Enterprise, Briefing to Chinese Anti-Monopoly Commission Delegation, United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, March 26, 2009.

The Growth of Private Rights Abroad, George Washington University, February 27-28, 2009.

Short Course on International Economic Law, University of Haifa Law Faculty, November, 2008.

Short Course on Comparative Competition Law, US Steel Legal Department, Kosice, Slovakia, September, 2008.

"The Past Present and Future of Monopolization Remedies," University of Virginia Law School, June 3, 2008.

Co-Host, The Second Antitrust Marathon, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London UK, April 2008.

The Chicago School of Virus, Faculty Workshops at Haifa Law School; Brandeis Law School, University of Louisville; Loyola University Chicago School of Law; University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and Notre Dame Law School, 2007-08.

The Essential Facilities Doctrine, American Antitrust Institute, Washington, DC, June, 2007.

The Essential Facilities Doctrine from a Comparative Perspective, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, Washington, DC, March 2007