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100 Iowa L. Rev. Bull. 1 (2014-2015)

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  Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise

                  of   Herb Hovenkamp

                               Bill Baer*


    Thanks  for inviting me to this Symposium celebrating the 100th volume
of the Iowa Law Review and honoring the contributions of Professor Herbert
Hovenkamp.
    In January 1915, in the inaugural issue of the Law Review (then the Iowa
Law Bulletin), the editors proposed to focus almost exclusively on the law of
this great state, concluding that the important developments outside of Iowa
were adequately covered by other publications. To the editors: we are all
fortunate that you expanded your vision. Over the ensuing century the Law
Review has grown to become national in scope, reputation and leadership. In
1933, for example,  it pioneered the legal symposium  format, featuring
contributions on administrative law from Felix Frankfurter and John Henry
Wigmore.1  I salute the current Law Review staff and the many  talented
lawyers who preceded you.
    Likewise, Professor Hovenkamp's influence extends far beyond this law
school and the state of Iowa. Herb, your contributions here in Iowa City are
themselves noteworthy-recipient  of the University of Iowa Outstanding
Teachers Award, and teacher and mentor to so many of the College of Law's
graduates, including some who have served with distinction at the Antitrust
Division and the Federal Trade Commission.
    At the same time, Herb has been educating and informing the nation's
broader antitrust community-including  lawyers, businesses, enforcers, and
judges. And that is my focus this evening. Part observer, part interpreter,
and  part advocate, Herb has helped steer the evolution of our country's
competition policies. He is the senior author of Antitrust Law: An Analysis of
Antitrust Principles and Their Application-the leading antitrust law treatise.
Often  described  as anchoring  the  mainstream  of  antitrust theology,
Professor Hovenkamp's  contributions are equally respected by those who
identify with the scholarship of Cambridge, New York, and Chicago. Herb,
your  unique  standing  is evidenced  by  the  distinguished academics,


   *   Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department ofJustice.
   1.  See Willard L. Boyd & Randall P. Bezanson, Ninety Yeats of the lowa Law Review: The
P`'ersonalilies, Poliies and Events thal Shiafped an Enduring Tradition in lowa Legal Educalion, 91 IOWA
L. REv. 1, 3-4 (105).


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