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The papers delivered at the 1953 Institute deal chiefly with current problems and policy questions under three major federal antitrust laws - the Sherman Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and the Clayton Act, including the Robinson-Patman Amendment. These statutes affect the daily operations of all sizes and types of American business. Judicial interpretations and the administration and enforcement of these laws involve both legal and economic criteria and tests of competition and monopoly. The Institute provided a forum for authoritative analysis of these aspects in order to create a better understanding of the antitrust laws as one of the most important segments of national public policy affecting the relation of government to private business enterprise.

In bringing about an adjustment of business conduct to the standards of the antitrust laws, the attorneys play a crucial role. For that reason, the Institute program emphasized the responsibility of the private practitioner and the government lawyer who is called upon to give legal counsel in this field of the law. This was done without neglect of fundamental concepts and with due regard for selection of topics and speakers in a manner which sought to achieve a balanced presentation of divergent viewpoints.

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University of Michigan Law School


Ann Arbor


Summer Institute on International and Comparative Law, federal antitrust, Sherman Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, Clayton Act, Robinson-Patman Amendment, business conduct, monopolies, patents and antitrust law, rule of reason


Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Comparative and Foreign Law

Lectures on Federal Antitrust Laws