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Antitrust Law Research Guide

This treatise finder points researchers to the preeminent treatises and study aids on antitrust and trade law in print and electronic formats.


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General Resources

The following are some significant, highly regarded resources which cover antitrust law. They are excellent places to begin your research, especially if you are new to this area of law.

  • Federal Antitrust Policy: The Law of Competition and its Practice (West Hornbook) KF1649 .H68 2005
    "Nearly all of the aspects of federal antitrust policy are covered in this treatise. And it's written so you don't need a background in economics to understand it. Expert narration states the "black letter" law and presents policy arguments for alternatives. Text also includes an analysis of recent Supreme Court and lower-court decisions."
  • Antitrust Law: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles & Their Application (Areeda & Hovenkamp) KF1649 .A7 (3rd ed., 2006 - ) 
    This is a nineteen-volume looseleaf publication which includes in-depth examinations of thousands of cases. Updated with supplements and revisions. Appendices include reprints of selected statutes and antitrust guidelines.
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report (Bloomberg BNA) KF1649.A1 B8 (1961 - 2008, subscription cancelled) 
    Federal, state, and international coverage of competition and deceptive trade practices law. Covers legislation and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Dept. of Justice, and the Supreme Court. Updated weekly.
  • Bloomberg Law Antitrust Practice Center (available online, free registration for law students) 

A collection of both primary and secondary resources designed for practitioners but also useful for researchers looking for specific resources.  Searchable resource categories include primary law, agency materials, dockets, legal analyses, news, and practice tools.