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Competition and Consumer Law


US Legal Research Guide

For more detailed information on US legal research, see the:

 United States Legal Research Guide

Commentary Quick Overviews

Major Commentary Sources

Legal Encyclopedias

News and Current Awareness


Annotated US Legislation

For more information on how to search for annotated US Code, see the United States Legal Research Guide.

Federal Antitrust Acts

For more information on how to search for US federal legislation, see the United States Legal Research Guide. Note, the below acts are from the Legal Information Institute and may not be current.

Use Westlaw (previously Westlaw International) to find codified and more up to date versions of the acts. Click on 'Federal Materials' and select 'United States Code Annotated'. The annotated version provides valuable section by section commentary.

State Antitrust Legislation

For more information on how to search for US state legislation, see the United States Legal Research Guide 

Finding US Cases

For an introduction to finding US cases, see the United States Legal Research Guide

Browse Recent Anti-trust/ Competition Cases

Case Citators

Use case citators to find subsequent cases that have considered your case, parallel citations, litigation history, and related secondary legal materials.

Major Law Journal Databases

Most journal articles will be found online.  Search the Law Library's journal articles databases to find articles related to U.S. legal topics.  The listed databases below are the best ones for finding articles related to U.S. legal research. 

Business Journal Databases

Library Catalogue Search

Search Library Catalogue for books using Keyword search or Subject search using these terms:

Antitrust law - United States

Competition - United States

Consumer Protection - Law and Legislation - United States

Restraint of trade - United States

You can limit your results to Online Books only.


You also can search across various eBook platforms allowing you to search full text of books.

Selected Ebooks on United States Antitrust / Competition Law

United States Government Agencies

Inquiries & Reports

Please note, the references provided are not exhaustive of all the inquiries, reports and guidelines of the competition authorities in the United States.


The U.S. Department of Justice website lists Guidelines and Policy Statements.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission provide Horizontal Merger Guidelines (August 2010)

See more information on Merger Enforcement.