John B. Kirkwood

Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission and Professor of Law

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Biography

John B. Kirkwood is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission at Seattle University School of Law. He is also a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute. His recent article on buyer power, “Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement,” won the Jerry S. Cohen Award for the best antitrust scholarship published in 2012. An earlier article, “Buyer Power and Exclusionary Conduct,” was quoted by the Supreme Court. His work has appeared in the Fordham Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, and an Oxford University Press volume. He has edited two books, spoken frequently at antitrust conferences, and consulted on numerous antitrust matters. He has also testified before Congress and at hearings held by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.

 After graduating from Yale magna cum laude and with Honors of Exceptional Distinction in Economics, he received a masters degree in public policy and a law degree from Harvard, both with honors. He directed antitrust policy offices and the premerger notification program at the FTC in Washington, D.C. and managed cases and investigations at the FTC’s Seattle office. At Seattle University Law School, he has received the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Dean’s Medal.

Books

Antitrust Law and Economics, 21 Res. L. & Econ. (John B. Kirkwood, ed., 2004).

Impact Evaluations of Federal Trade Commission Vertical Restraints Cases (ed., 1984) (with Ronald N. Lafferty and Robert H. Lande eds.).

Book Chapters

Network Industries, in Market Power Handbook: Competition Law and Economic Foundations (ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2005).

Antitrust Implications of the Recent Experimental Literature on Collusion, in Strategy, Predation, and Antitrust Analysis (Federal Trade Commission 1981).

Articles

Controlling Above-Cost Predation: An Alternative to Weyerhaeuser and Brooke Group, __ Antitrust Bull. (forthcoming 2008).

The Robinson-Patman Act and Consumer Welfare: Has Volvo Reconciled Them?, 30 Seattle U. L. Rev. 349 (2007).

Buyer Power and Exclusionary Conduct: Should Brooke Group Set the Standards for Buyer-Induced Price Discrimination and Predatory Bidding?, 72 Antitrust L. J. 625 (2005).

Consumers, Economics and Antitrust, in 21 Res. L. & Econ., Antitrust Law and Economics 1 (John B. Kirkwood ed., 2004).

Robinson-Patman Enforcement at the FTC, Trade Reg. Reporter (Current Comment Binder 1985) 49,152 (paragraph 50,151) (1995) (with K. Shane Woods).

Resale Price Maintenance and Antitrust Policy, 3 Contemp. Pol'y Issues 9 (1985) (with William S. Comanor).

Comments from the Federal Trade Commission, 49 Antitrust L.J. 953 (1981).

Do the Proposals Make Any Sense from a Litigation Standpoint? Pro Monopolization Reform Proposals: Their Potential for Expediting Litigation, 49 Antitrust L.J. 1233 (1981).

Elimination of the Conduct Requirement in Government Monopolization Cases, 37 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 83 (1980) (with Alfred F. Dougherty and James D. Hurwitz).

FTC Official’s Speech Outlining Antitrust Case Theories, Legal Times of Washington, October 8, 1979, at 23.

The Role of Tax Policy in Federal Support for Higher Education, 39 Law & Contemp. Probs. 117 (1975) (with David S. Mundel).

The Great Depression: A Structural Analysis, IV J. Money, Credit, and Banking 811 (1972).

Cash Deposits – Burdens and Barriers in Access to Utility Services, 7 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 630 (1972).

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-427
Phone: (206) 398.4065
E-mail: kirkwoj@seattleu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • A.B., magna cum laude, Yale University, 1970
  • M.P.P., cum laude, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1974
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1974; Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review projects editor

Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust
  • Law and Economics