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Stephen Calkins Biography

STEPHEN CALKINS is Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies at the Wayne State University Law School, where he teaches courses and seminars on antitrust and trade regulation, consumer law, and torts. Professor Calkins also serves of counsel to Covington & Burling, the Washington, D.C., firm with which he practiced before entering academia. He has taught at the Universities of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Utrecht (The Netherlands), and served as Wayne State's interim dean. During 1995-97, Professor Calkins served as General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission, a position to which he was nominated by FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky. Professor Calkins lectures widely throughout the U.S. and abroad (most recently in Europe and New Zealand), has authored many publications on competition and consumer law and policy and related subjects (including the co-authored 5th edition of the Antitrust Law and Economics Nutshell), and is a journal editor. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute. He is serving his third three-year term on the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and is a former member of the Council of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He is also a former chair of the Association of American Law School's Antitrust and Economic Regulation Committee. He holds degrees from Yale (B.A.) and Harvard (J.D.).


Updated January 2, 2024