Robert H. Bork’s Influence on Antitrust Law to be Discussed at September Conference

Law professors and economists from across the country will gather in New Haven later this month for a conference on “The Influence of Robert H. Bork on Antitrust Law: A Retrospective.” The conference will address the influence of former Yale Law School Professor Robert H. Bork, who has been described as “the architect of modern antitrust law.”

The Federalist Society and The Kauffman Program in Law, Economic and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School will sponsor the conference, which will be held on September 27 and 28 at Yale Law School.

More than fourteen speakers will cover topics such as “Taking the Error Out of ‘Error Cost’ Analysis: What’s Wrong with Antitrust’s Right”; “The Transformation of Vertical Restraints: Per Se Illegality, the Rule of Reason and Per Se Legality”; “Bork and Microsoft: Why Bork was Right and What we Learn about Judging Exclusionary Behavior”; “ ‘Antitrust’s Least Glorious Hour’: The Robinson-Patman Act”; Robert Bork’s Forgotten Role in the Transaction Cost Revolution”; “Out of Control? Robert Bork’s Portrayal of the U.S. Antitrust System in the 1970s”; and “Bork’s ‘Legislative Intent’ and the Courts.”

Family members of Robert H. Bork will also be in attendance at the conference as special guests.

The conference is free and open to the public. To RSVP please email

Download the conference program.

*Photo Credit: Peter Egeli