Stephen Calkins is Professor of Law at the Wayne State University, where he teaches courses and seminars in antitrust and trade regulation, consumer law, and torts. He has taught at the Universities of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Utrecht (The Netherlands), and served as Wayne State University’s associate provost and the Law School’s interim dean. He recently returned from almost four years in Ireland, where he served as a Commissioner of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and (before that) as a Member of the Competition Authority and Director of the Authority’s Mergers Division. While in Ireland he served as Adjunct Professor at University of Dublin Sutherland College of Law. During 1995-97, Professor Calkins served as General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. Professor Calkins lectures widely throughout the U.S. and abroad, is a journal editor, and has authored many publications on competition and consumer law and policy and related subjects, including the co-authored 4th edition of Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice, the co-authored 5th edition of Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell, and the co-edited Consumer Protection Law Developments. He is a life member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the European Law Institute, and a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute. He served three three-year terms on the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and is a former member of the Council of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He is also a former chair of the Association of American Law School’s Antitrust and Economic Regulation Committee. He holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.
In this legal podcast Lewis Goldfarb talks about the Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar case, how it happened, and why it is significant.
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