James May is a Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law of American University in Washington, D.C. , where he teaches Antitrust Law, United States Legal History, Contracts and occasionally Advanced Antitrust Law. Immediately prior to joining the Washington College of Law, he served from 1976 through early 1982 as an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice . He obtained his B.A. degree from Carleton College in 1973 and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1976.
Professor Mayís writing in the areas of antitrust and legal history include:
- Science, Politics, and the Evolution of Law and Neoclassical Economics, 15 LAW & HIST. REV. 333 (1997)
- The Factional Foundations of Competition Policy in America 1888-1992, 42 ANTITRUST BULL. 239 (1997)
- Redirecting the Future: Law and the Future and the Seeds of Change in Modern Antitrust Law, 17 MISS. C. L. REV. 43 (1996)
- Historical Analysis in Antitrust Law, 35 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV. 857 (l990)
- The Role of the States in the First Century of the Sherman Act and the Larger Picture of Antitrust History, 59 ANTITRUST LAW JOURNAL 93 (l990)
- Antitrust in the Formative Era: Political and Economic Theory in Constitutional and Antitrust Analysis, 1880-1918, 50 OHIO ST. L.J. 257 (l989)
- Antitrust Practice and Procedure in the Formative Era: The Constitutional and Conceptual Reach of State Antitrust Law, 1880-1918, 135 U. PA. L. REV. 495 (1987)
Professor May currently is working on a forthcoming book on the United States Supreme Courtís 1911 opinion in Standard Oil Co. v. United States, to be published by the University Press of Kansas.