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Faculty Profile

Barak Y. Orbach

Professor of Law


E-mail:  Barak Y. Orbach
Office Number: 264
Office Phone: (520) 626-7256

Courses Taught:
Law and Economics - Law 697h
Fundamentals of Regulation - Law 696V
Research Seminar in Law, Business & Economics - Law 696n
Global Antitrust & Intellectual Property - Law 655S
Intellectual Property Law - Law 655R
Advanced Issues in Antitrust - Law 641C
Regulation - Law 629
Law Review - Law 622
Antitrust Law - Law 618
Business Organizations (Corporations) - Law 616

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN Published Papers
Personal Webpage

Biographical Information

Professor Orbach teaches and writes in the areas of business law, antitrust, and regulation. He is a member of the American Law Institute and recognized nationally and internationally as a leading scholar of antitrust and regulation. Professor Orbach holds undergraduate degrees in law and economics from Tel Aviv University and masters and doctorate degrees in law from Harvard Law School. Before joining the academia, Professor Orbach served as an Advisor for Law & Economics to the Israeli Antitrust Commissioner and as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York. Professor Orbach is the author of a leading casebook on regulation, Regulation: Why and How the State Regulates (Foundation Press, 2012). Additionally, he has published over 30 articles, essays, and book chapters. Professor Orbach's teaching and writing integrate the study of real-world problems and law.

His study of the motion-picture industry is credited for contributing to a change in movie pricing in the United States.


Harvard Law School, S.J.D. (2002) 
Harvard Law School, LL.M. (1999) 
Tel Aviv University, LL.B. (1997) 
Tel Aviv University, B.A. (1997) 

Representative Publications

Antitrust (Foundations Press, Concepts & Insights Series, forthcoming 2015).
Regulation: Why and How the State Regulates (Foundation Press, 2012).
A State of Inaction: Dysregulation and Income Inequality, ___ Theoretical Inquiries in Law ___ (forthcoming 2014).
Choosing Among Evils: The Implied Antitrust Immunities, ___ Antitrust Law Journal ___ (forthcoming 2014).
How Antitrust Lost Its Goal, 81 Fordham L. Rev. 2253 (2013).
The Antitrust Curse of Bigness, 85 Southern California Law Review 605 (2012) (co-author, with Grace Campbell Rebling).
The Antitrust Consumer Welfare Paradox, 7 Journal of Competition Law & Economics 133 (2011)
Complete List of Publications


Last Updated: 01/14/2014