Symposium Poster for USD Law Review Antitrust & Competition in Ag. Markets
Antitrust & Competition in America's Heartland
The University of South Dakota Law Review Symposium presents a discussion on antitrust and competition issues in agriculture markets on Friday, March 15, 2013 in the Law School Courtroom on the campus of USD. There will be two sessions on that day. The first session will focus on the antitrust and competition issues in America's heartland, and the second session will focus on new approaches to antitrust and their potential implications.
For biographical information on the group of experts who will be presenting at these two session click on the session tabs above for each.
Background for Symposium Topic
The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held five joint public workshops in 2010 to explore competition issues affecting the agricultural sector and the appropriate role for antitrust and regulatory enforcement in that industry. The workshop sessions were divided into areas of concern and interest of farmers, such as crops, poultry, dairy, livestock and dairy.
The FTC has published a forty page, on line pamphlet of antitrust laws in the U.S. The pamphlet gives very helpful background information on a complex area of law.
Information for Purchasing Antitrust Symposium Issue
The University of South Dakota Law Review will be publishing the law review symposium issue on antitrust during the summer of 2013. The cost of the issue is $15.00. If you are interested in purchasing this issue please contact the Law Review Board using the form linked below. The form includes the law review phone number, e-mail information if you have questions and cost of shipping. Fill the form out an send it along with your check to the USD Law Review office.
Symposium Flyer, Location Information, and Map for Parking
Both sessions of the antitrust symposium will take place in the Courtroom of the Law School (map) which is located on Cherry Street across the parking lot from the Muenster University Center at USD. Metered parking is available right outside the Law School on a limited basis.
Note the tabs on the top of the guide that designate the time of each session. Biographical background information is give for each of the speakers at the two sessions.
Bowman v. Monsanto, 657 F3d 1341
Bowman v. Monsanto was argued before the U.S.Supreme Court on Feb.19th, 2013 regarding the patent exhaustion doctrine in transgenic seeds. The topic of this case will be discussed Diana Moss at the 10:00 a.m. panel. For more information on the case including a link to the Federal Courts of Appeal decision, a transcript of the argument, links to the briefs, and a summary of the issue argued click to the SCOTUSblog.
For additional coverage and the sound byte of the oral arguments go to Oyez.