[Antitrust (Tue.)] 5/5 Market Interference Tactics



  • KP Permanent Make–Up, Inc. v. Lasting Impression I, 543 U.S. 111 (2004).
  • Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition (Search in Westlaw by the citation “REST 3d UNCOM 1”, then click on the “Table of Contents” link on the left), in particular ch. 2 & 3.
  • Restatement (Second) of Torts § 768 (1979): Competition As Proper Or Improper Interference (Search in Westlaw by the citation “REST 2d TORTS 768”).
  • Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co., Inc., 514 U.S. 159 (1995).
  • Michael Grynberg, Trademark Litigation as Consumer Conflict, 83 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 60 (2008).

[Antitrust (Tue.)] 4/28 Tying



  • Jefferson Parish Hosp. Dist. v. Hyde, 466 U.S. 2 (1984).
  • Kodak II, 125 F.3d 1195 (9th Cir. 1997).
  • Xerox, 203 F3d 1322 (Fed Cir 2000).
  • Microsoft 2001, 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001).
  • Michelle M. Burtis & Bruce H. Kobayashi, Why an Original can be Better than a Copy: Intellectual Property, the Antitrust Refusal to Deal, and ISO Antitrust Litigation,  9 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 143 (2001) (The Westlaw ver. omitted tables, so you may want to try SSRN instead).
  • Constance E. Bagley & Gavin Clarkson, Adverse Possession For Intellectual Property: Adapting An Ancient Concept To Resolve Conflicts Between Antitrust And Intellectual Property Laws In The Information Age, 16 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 327 (2003).

[ITAL] 5/21 Legal Profession


  • Text: ch. 13.

Homework 1: All About Lawyers

  • Hints: How many practicing lawyers are there in the States? What’s the break down among states, practice areas (litigation, tax, … etc.)? How many law students graduate each year? How many hours per week do they work as junior associates? How much, in average, do they earn? Where do they go if they don’t practice law? What is a state bar? What is the ABA? What does the ABA do these days?

Homework 2: Too Many Lawyers?

  • Hints: It’s a popular belief that the United States has too many lawyers and people hate lawyers. Why do you think that come from? When did it start? How about Taiwan? Do we need more lawyers, or less?

[ITAL] 5/14 Legal Education


  • Watch the movie “Paper Chase” before you come to class.

Homework 1: The Law School

  • Hints: How does a college student prepare herself in order to get into a law school? What does a typical law school curriculum look like? How does it contrast with ours? What is the average faculty/student ratio of law schools? What do law students do beside attending classes? How do law students find jobs? What is bar review?

Homework 2: The Socratic Method

  • Hints: What is the Socratic Method? How does it work? Why is it so popular in law teaching? Howdid it start? How does it contrast with the prevalent teaching style in Taiwanese law classes?

[ITAL] 4/9 Federalism & Political Parties

Notice: Class starts at 1:30 pm.


  • Text: ch. 7.

Homework 1: Federalism

  • Hints: Who were the Federalists during founding years? Who were their political enemies? What drove their feuds? (What were they arguing about?) Who won eventually? What are the Federalist Papers?

Homework 2: Political Parties

  • Hints: How did the two main political parties come about? What main differences do they have (today)? How are they organized? What roles do parties play in modern day American politics? What is “soft money”?