John B. Kirkwood
Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission and Professor of Law
John B. Kirkwood is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission at Seattle University School of Law. He has edited two books and written numerous articles, including an article on buyer power that was quoted by the Supreme Court. His work has appeared in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, and an Oxford University Press volume. He has spoken frequently at antitrust conferences and testified at the hearings on predatory pricing held by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute and consults on antitrust cases.
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 two antitrust policy offices and the premerger notification program at the FTC in Washington, D.C. and managed antitrust cases and investigations at the FTC's Seattle office. He has received the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Dean's Medal.
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.).
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).
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).
Seattle University School of Law
Phone: (206) 398.4065
- 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
- Administrative Law
- Law and Economics