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School of Law

Robert H. Lande

Venable Professor of LawRobert H. Lande
410.837.4538, Angelos Law 1106
1401 North Charles Street

Administrative Assistant: Laurie Schnitzer
410.837.4689, Angelos Law 1112


M.P.P. and J.D., Harvard University, 1978
B.A., Northwestern University, 1974

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Antitrust Law
Law & Economics

Personal Website

Lande joined the faculty in 1987 after working at Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue and at the Federal Trade Commission. He has authored or co-authored 33 law review articles, 12 foreign publications, and 54 other publications, including articles in the California Law Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Duke Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. Eleven of his articles have been re-published or condensed in books or collections of articles.

Lande has been quoted in the media hundreds of times about antitrust issues and has appeared on TV in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and China. He has spoken at national events sponsored by the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools, National Association of Attorneys General, American Antitrust Institute, American Economic Association, LEAR (Rome), Nihon University Law School (Japan), and INCECOPI (Peru). He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. He has given competition advice to enforcement officials from four foreign nations. He is co-founder and director of the American Antitrust Institute, a past chair of the AALS Antitrust Section and has held many positions in the ABA Antitrust Section. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

"A Traditional and Textual Analysis of the Goals of Antitrust: Efficiency, Preventing Theft From Consumers, and Consumer Choice," 81 Fordham L. Rev. 2349 (2013)

"Defying Conventional Wisdom: The Case For Private Antitrust Enforcement," 48 Georgia L. Rev. 1 (2013) (co-authored) (winner of the 2014 Antitrust Writing Award in the category of Best
Academic Private Enforcement Article, given by Concurrences and George Washington University)

"Should The Internet Exempt The Media Sector From The Antitrust Laws?" 65 Florida L. Rev. 1521 (2013) (co-authored)

"Cartels as Rational Business Strategy: Crime Pays," 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 427 (2012) (co-authored) (co-winner of the Cohen Award for best Antitrust, Trade Regulation, & Consumer Protection scholarship for 2012)

The Fundamental Goal of Antitrust: Protecting Consumers, Not Increasing Efficiency, 84 Notre Dame L. Rev. 191 (2008)(co-authored)

Using the 'Consumer Choice' Approach to Antitrust Law, 74 Antitrust L. J. 175 (2007) (co-authored) (co-winner of Cohen Award for best Antitrust, Trade Regulation, & Consumer Protection scholarship for 2007)

How High Do Cartels Raise Prices? Implications for Optimal Cartel Fines, 80 Tul. L. Rev. 513 (2005) (co-authored with Dr. John Connor) (runner-up for Cohen Award for best Antitrust, Trade Regulation, & Consumer Protection scholarship for 2006)

The Three Types of Collusion: Fixing Prices, Rivals, and Rules, 2000 Wisc. L. Rev. 941 (2000) (co-authored) (condensed twice in other journals)

Consumer Sovereignty: A Unified Theory of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law (co-author), 65 Antitrust L.J. 713 (1997) (won FTC annual award for best trade regulation scholarship)

Are Antitrust 'Treble' Damages Really Single Damages? , 54 Ohio St. L.J. 115 (1993) (substantial portions have been reprinted three times)

A Law & Economics Perspective on a 'Traditional' Torts Case: Insights for Classroom and Courtroom, 57 Missouri L. Rev. 399 (1992)

Price Effects of Horizontal Mergers (co-author), 77 Cal. L. Rev. 777 (1989) (reprinted two times)

Wealth Transfers as the Original and Primary Concern of Antitrust: The Efficiency Interpretation Challenged , 34 Hastings L.J. 65 (1982) (substantial portions have been reprinted six times)

Torts Textbook: "Torts: The Civil Law of Reparation For Harm Done by Wrongful Act" (co-authored) (Third Edition 2009)

Articles on Social Science Research Network