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Law Review Antitrust Symposium

Event Date: Thursday, January 26 to Thursday, January 26, 2012

Location: George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA

George Mason Law Review 15th Annual Symposium on Antitrust Law

The George Mason Law Review's 15th Annual Symposium on Antitrust Law will be held at George Mason University School of Law, on Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Symposium is co-sponsored by the Law & Economics Center. You can visit the George Mason Law Review's website HERE.


On January 26th, the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law will host the George Mason Law Review's 15th Annual Symposium on Antitrust Law.  The program will focus on the proper role of antitrust in high technology industries, including the extent to which current competition policy is adequate to address dynamic competition concerns that are prevalent in rapidly evolving sectors.  Specifically, panels will explore the application of antitrust laws to social media, online search, and online advertising.


General Admission: $150.00
Government/Academic: $50.00
Student: $50.00

Please register on the Law Review's website HERE.

NOTE: State Attorneys General and staff can register on our website HERE (registration is complementary), or send an email with your name, affiliation, and full contact information to:

Contact:             Jeff Smith

AGENDA (as of December 19, 2011):

8:00 – 8:30am             Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 –8:35am               Welcome and Introduction
8:35 – 10:00am           Panel 1: Perspectives on High-Tech Antitrust

Howard Shelanski, Georgetown University Law Center

Herbert Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law

George L. Priest, Yale Law School

Keith Hylton, Boston University School of Law

10:00 – 10:15am         Break

10:15 – 11:45pm         Panel 2: Social Media

Catherine E. Tucker, MIT Sloan School of Management

Spencer W. Waller, Loyola University, Chicago School of Law

Frank Pasquale, Seton Hall Law School

Christopher S. Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School

11:45 – 1:45pm           Luncheon and Keynote Address

William E. Kovacic, The George Washington University Law School

1:45 – 3:15pm             Panel 3: Mergers

Alden F. Abbott, US Federal Trade Commission

Thomas W. Hazlett, George Mason University School of Law

Jonathan B. Baker, American University Washington College of Law

3:15 – 3:30pm             Break

3:30 – 4:45pm             Panel 4: Search and Online Advertising

Joshua D. Wright, George Mason University School of Law

Daniel Crane, University of Michigan Law School

Scott A. Sher, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

William C. MacLeod, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

4:45 – 5:00pm             Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00pm             Refreshments/ Reception


George Mason University School of Law
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201



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