Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Spencer Weber Waller

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Spencer Weber Waller is a Professor at Loyola University of Chicago and the Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. Professor Waller served as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a trial attorney in the Foreign Commerce Section of the Antitrust Division and later as a special attorney in the Chicago Strike Force of the Criminal Division. He then practiced at the Chicago firm of Freeborn & Peters. He was a full-time faculty member at Brooklyn Law School for ten years until joining Loyola in 2000. Professor Waller also serves as the Faculty Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.


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Harry First, Spencer Weber Waller The future – politics, democracy and autonomy (Online markets and offline welfare effects : The Internet, competition, society and democracy - Oxford, 22 May 2017)


Finally, it is important to analyze the future and the effect of the growing prevalence of algorithmic-based economic activity on democracy, the media and personal autonomy. Private rights of actions play an important role in maintaining the link between antitrust and democracy. Internet (...)



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