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Alan Meese

Ball Professor of Law

Degrees : J.D., Chicago; A.B., William & Mary
Email : [[ajmees]]
Phone : 757-221-7823, 221-1609

Areas of Specialization

Antitrust; Corporations; Political Economy

Currently Teaching

Antitrust; Constitutional Law; Economic Analysis of Law

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Professor Meese graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School where he was a Comment Editor on the Law Review and elected to Order of the Coif. After law school he clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar and practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Washington, D.C.

Professor Meese joined the William and Mary faculty in 1995 and was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia in the 2001-2002 academic year. He was the Cabell Research Professor of Law in 2001-2002.

Meese is the author of more than twenty scholarly articles and essays appearing in The Green Bag, Antitrust Bulletin, Antitrust Law Journal, Antitrust Magazine, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Law and Contemporary Problems, the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and the University of Pennsylvania, Creighton, Fordham, Michigan, George Mason, Illinois, Boston University, Cornell, UCLA, North Carolina, Minnesota, Chicago, and William and Mary law reviews. He is a frequent lecturer on antitrust issues and has served as a referee for the Journal of Legal Studies.

Professor Meese served as a Senior Advisor to the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2004-2007.

Professor Meese received the Walter L. Williams Jr. Teaching Award in 2000 and sits on the Board of the Virginia Federalist Society.

Scholarly Publications

  • Competition and Market Failure in the Antitrust Jurisprudence of Justice Stevens, 74 Fordham L. Rev. 1775 (2006) (invited submission). Available online here.
  • Monopolization, Exclusion, and the Theory of the Firm, 89 Minn. L. Rev. 743 (2005). Available online here.
  • Market Failure and Non-Standard Contracting: How the Ghost of Perfect Competition Still Haunts Antitrust, 1 J. Competition L. & Econ. 21 (2005). Available online here.
  • Exclusive Dealing and the Theory of the Firm, 50 Antitrust Bull. 371 (2005) (invited submission). Available online here.
  • Co-author, Symposium Issue, Judicial Review and Non-generalizable Cases, 32 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 323 (2005) (with Neal Devins) (invited submission).
  • Property Rights and Refusals to Deal: The Real Story of Aspen Skiing Corp., 73 Antitrust L.J. 81 (2005). Available online here.
  • Property Rights and Intrabrand Restraints, 89 Cornell L. Rev. 553 (2004). Available online here.
  • Intrabrand Restraints and the Theory of the Firm, 83 N.C. L. Rev. 5 (2004). Available online here.
  • Raising Rivals' Costs: Can the Agencies Do More Good Than Harm?, 12 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 241 (2003) (invited submission).
  • Price Theory, Competition, and the Rule of Reason, 2003 U. Ill. L. Rev. 77. Available online here.
  • The Team Production Theory of Corporate Law: A Critical Assessment, 43 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1629 (2002). Available online here.
  • The Externality of Victim Care, 68 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1201 (2001). Available online here.
  • Don't Disintegrate Microsoft (Yet), 9 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 761 (2001). Available online here.
  • Bakke Betrayed, 63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 479 (2000).
  • Farewell to the Quick Look: Redefining the Scope and Content of the Rule of Reason, 68 Antitrust L.J. 461 (2000). Available online here.
  • Economic Theory, Trader Freedom and Consumer Welfare: State Oil v. Khan and the Continuing Incoherence of Antitrust Doctrine, 84 Cornell L. Rev. 763 (1999).
  • Will, Judgment, and Economic Liberty: Mr. Justice Souter and the Mistranslation of the Due Process Clause, 41 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 3 (1999).
  • Regulation of Franchisor Opportunism and Production of the Institutional Framework: Federal Monopoly or Competition Among the States?, 23 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 61 (1999).
  • Liberty and Antitrust in the Formative Era, 79 B.U. L. Rev. 1 (1999).
  • Monopoly Bundling in Cyberspace: How Many Products Does Microsoft Sell?, 44 Antitrust Bull. 65 (1999). Available online here.
  • Reinventing Bakke, 1 Green Bag 2d 381 (1998).
  • Tying Meets the New Institutional Economics: Farewell to the Chimera of Forcing, 146 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (1997). Available online here.
  • Price Theory and Vertical Restraints: A Misunderstood Relation, 45 UCLA L. Rev. 143 (1997). Available online here.
  • Antitrust Balancing in a (Near) Coasean World: The Case of Franchise Tying Contracts, 95 Mich. L. Rev. 111 (1996).
  • Limitations on Corporate Speech: Protection for Shareholders or Abridgement of Expression?, 2 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 305 (1993). Available online here.
  • Inadvertent Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege by Disclosure of Documents: An Economic Analysis, 23 Creighton L. Rev. 513 (1990).
  • Co-author, Premerger Review and Bankruptcy: The Meaning of Section 363(B)(2), Antitrust Mag., Fall 1993, at 35 (with Robert B. Greenbaum).