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Prof. Rudolph Peritz

Prof. Rudolph Peritz
L&E LAB Honorary Research Fellow

Prof. Rudolph Peritz (1946-2015) was Professor of Law and Director of the IProgress Project at the New York Law School. He focused his scholarship on the historical and legal relationships between competition policy and private property rights. He regularly lectured courses and seminars, both in the United States and Europe, in antitrust, intellectual property, contracts, cyberlaw, economic regulation, jurisprudence and property.

Prof. Rudolph Peritz, before entering the legal profession, was a systems engineer and software programmer for mainframe computers. After the law school at the University of Texas (J.D. 1975, Order of the Coif) and three years of private practice specializing in computer-related litigation at the law firm Hirsch & Westheimer in Houston, was hired as Assistant Attorney General of Texas, due to the need of an attorney with a computer background. He was a Langdell Fellow at Harvard Law School (United States), Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy), Senior Research Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute (United States), Assistant Attorney General and Director, Computer-Assisted Enforcement Project, Antitrust Division (United States), Honorary Research Fellow at the Law & Economics LAB (Italy), Attorney General of Texas and Lecturer in Law at the University of Texas (United States).

Prof. Rudolph Peritz was Visiting Professor at the Cardozo Law School (United States), the University of Essex (United Kingdom), LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome (Italy), and the University of Hong Kong (China). He served on the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute (United States) and the executive board of the Academic Society for Competition Law at the Max Planck Institute (Germany).

Prof. Rudolph Peritz authored two monographs, “Competition policy in America: history, rhetoric, law” (Oxford University Press, 1996, 2001) and “US antitrust in global context” (West Publishing, 2004), he co-edited two books, “More common ground for international competition law?” (Edward Elgar, 2011) and “TRIPS and developing countries” (Edward Elgar, 2014), he was co-editor of the book series entitled “New horizons in competition policy and economics” (Edward Elgar, 2014), and he published numerous book chapters and journal papers.

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