Is AntiTrust law hard?

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Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby M91 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:42 pm

Debating to sign up last second, thoughts on the class? Is it math heavy?

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Re: Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby TLSModBot » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:53 pm

Obviously depends on the school/professor. But generally no, it's neither particularly prior/outside knowledge-dependent nor does it involve much if any math (mine certainly didn't).

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Re: Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby FSK » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:58 pm

It was pretty easy, and really fun to learn IMO. But I did well, so my perspective is biased.
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Re: Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby NYC2012 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:15 am

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Re: Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:48 am

Thought antitrust was easy and fun taking it during 2L, enough that I spent half of last summer working on it during my SA. Felt the same about it then.

In a seminar on antitrust lit this semester. Super statistics heavy and very technical. I don't want to say it's not fun--it, uh, probably will be, once I understand what's going on--but the difficulty and background-knowledge-requirements are ramping up considerably.

Sounds like your class is more of the former, I'd say go for it. It's a sweet topic. Just, y'know, be aware shit can get kind of crazy if you go further with it.

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Re: Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby splitterswallow » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:55 am

Can I teach myself antitrust? That class is real early...

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Re: Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:21 am

beepboopbeep wrote:Thought antitrust was easy and fun taking it during 2L, enough that I spent half of last summer working on it during my SA. Felt the same about it then.

In a seminar on antitrust lit this semester. Super statistics heavy and very technical. I don't want to say it's not fun--it, uh, probably will be, once I understand what's going on--but the difficulty and background-knowledge-requirements are ramping up considerably.

Sounds like your class is more of the former, I'd say go for it. It's a sweet topic. Just, y'know, be aware shit can get kind of crazy if you go further with it.


I thought the exam in my antitrust class (which I took as a 3L) was one of the most difficult I've taken in law school--probably second after corporations. The class involved a heavy reading load with complex material, and necessitated at least some background in both advanced civil procedure and economics (marginal cost and the relationship between products to understand the Merger Guidelines or post-Grinnell monopolization cases). I did fine in the class, but only because of the curve, since it was very challenging for everyone.

In terms of rigor of course and material, I'd place antitrust in the "real law school classes" bucket with corps, admin, evidence, fed courts, copyright, ect., rather than the law and philosophy, law and literature, law and other generic social ills, securities or human rights seminars-type bucket.

Obviously this depends on the professor and how they choose to test on the material. Ours was three classical essay questions in three hours with deep fact patterns and numerous analyses per q. A multiple choice exam testing which cases applied which section of the sherman act (which I've also seen online) would be a very different experience.

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Re: Is AntiTrust law hard?

Postby Neff » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:04 am

Antitrust was hands-down my favorite class in law school. It's different from a lot of other classes in that the law itself is fairly simple (the Sherman Act is just a few lines), but the economic concepts are quite sophisticated. If you are an economics buff, you'll get a kick out of it.



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