Principles, Cases, and Materials

2d Edition

Daniel Francis

Assistant Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Former Deputy Director, FTC Bureau of Competition

Christopher Jon Sprigman

Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, and Co-Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy

Former Appellate Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Antitrust: Principles, Cases, and Materials (2d Edition) is an antitrust textbook offered for free download from this website under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

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"This is a wonderful book by brilliant authors and a concept whose time has come. Students deserve free access." Eleanor Fox, Walter J Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation Emerita, NYU School of Law

"Objectively excellent work and a real service to the field." Sanjukta Paul, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

"A casebook should present the raw materials of its topic, bolstered by useful commentary to complement the professor’s own presentation of the content. This book does an exceptional job of both. The raw materials are all there, in accessible form, well-edited (with much of the accumulated chaff of traditional antitrust casebooks pared away), and kept rapidly up-to-date. And the commentary is excellent—especially the authors’ own material. Cases are actually explained; concepts are straightforwardly introduced; debates are fairly presented. In refreshing contrast to the enigmatic approach of many casebook authors, Francis and Sprigman don’t hide from the students but offer clear, helpful insights along the way. That the book is free is just the icing on the cake." Geoffrey Manne, President and Founder, International Center for Law & Economics; Visiting Professor of Law, IE University (Madrid).

"The casebook and materials at are an unmatched toolkit for teachers and students alike. The organization of materials makes a large body of case history easily accessible to a broad range of students and accommodates a wide range of course types and teaching styles. Each one of my students appreciated the helpful and engaging treatment of both historical and current cases. The additional teaching slides provide a perfect supplement to facilitate course discussions. You'll be grateful that you found this terrific resource!" Julie Holland Mortimer, Kenneth G. Elzinga Professor in Economics and the Law, Department of Economics, University of Virginia

"There are many terrific books from which to teach antitrust. So why is this book the best teaching tool? It incorporates the very latest developments in enforcement activity and judicial decisions—and will always be ahead of its rivals because of its online nature. My students loved the book. Its tone is refreshing—it’s written to appeal to students and instructors. It doesn’t play hide-the-peanut. Case excerpts are accompanied by explanations of why the case matters and how it matters. And the book is free to students. And easy for instructors to adopt. What’s not to like?" Douglas Ross, Professor from Practice, University of Washington School of Law

"This new antitrust casebook by Daniel Francis and Chris Sprigman is an exciting new entrant into the market. The casebook is modern, rigorous, and complete – and free to students to download. The materials have been well-chosen for students to understand and deeply analyze the issues during this period of great criticism from outsiders and rethinking by insiders. Needless to say, I am happy that the authors chose to include some of my own writings." Steven C. Salop, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Law, Georgetown University Law Center

"Many thanks to Professors Francis and Sprigman for creating a modern antitrust casebook that students can access for free. The topics covered are extremely current and comprehensive, and the teaching materials have been helpful too — for teaching either a basic course or specialized antitrust seminar. I definitely will be using this casebook again and again." Jennifer Dixton, Lecturer in Law, UCLA Law; Adjunct Lecturer, Loyola Law School; Adjunct Professor, Loyola Chicago School of Law

"Wonderful idea of the ABA Antitrust section executed brilliantly by Francis and Sprigman; both students and instructors will find insights here that they will not find in other textbooks. As an instructor, very much appreciate that it is current, discussing principles of law with reference to companies, conduct and products that will be familiar and relevant to students; the cases, commentary and readings place the reader right in the center of the current debate on proper antitrust enforcement and competition policy." Bilal Sayyed, Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

"A remarkable achievement and a breath of fresh air. Up-to-the-minute coverage of a fast-changing landscape and a stimulating and innovative blending of cases and scholarship." Stephen Calkins, Professor of Law, Wayne State University School of Law