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Section of Antitrust Law: Public Education and Oral History Committee

 Section of Antitrust Law

Section of Antitrust Law:
Public Education and Oral History Committee


Overview

The Public Education and Oral History Committee grew out of the success of the Antitrust Section's Oral History Project, a project launched in 2007 by the Oral History Taskforce. The goal of the Oral History Project was to capture the perspectives and memories of the great men and women who have contributed to the growth and development of antitrust law by recording interviews or, more accurately, fascinating conversations, between well-known figures in antitrust law. To date, over forty interviews have been video-recorded, and the Committee continues to conduct interviews annually. These videos are available to be viewed online or as podcasts. Please click here for a link to the videos and for more information about the Oral History Project.

Scroll down to the "Other Projects" section for information regarding the Committee's latest project: a 90-minute documentary featuring excerpts from the interviews conducted as part of the Oral History Project.

In addition to preserving the history of the ABA Section of Antitrust law, the Public Education and Oral History Committee has engaged in projects designed to educate the public about the antitrust laws and various consumer protection issues. For more information regarding those endeavors, scroll down to the "Other Projects" section.


Oral History Project




The Oral History Taskforce was created to preserve the history of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law by video-recording interviews or more accurately, fascinating conversations, between well-known figures in antitrust law. Those taking part in the Oral History Project have included former Assistant Attorney Generals and Deputy Assistant Attorney Generals for the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, former Chairs and Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission, federal appeals court judges and former Chairs of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. Since the inception of the Oral History Project, over forty interviews have been recorded. Now that the Taskforce is a formal Committee, the work of collecting oral histories is far from over and we hope to conduct additional interviews each year. The interviews usually take place during the spring meeting of the ABA Antitrust Section. In 2014, we plan to conduct interviews of former foreign antitrust officials.

Click here for a complete list of the interviews that have been conducted as part of the Oral History Project and for a link to view those videos online. The videos can be downloaded and are also available as streaming media in QuickTime format. If you do not have QuickTime player installed, please download the free version before viewing.

Click here to view the interviews as podcasts.


Other Projects



Documentary Project



The Public Education and Oral History Committee is pleased to announce its latest endeavor: the Documentary Project. The goal of the Documentary Project is to select portions of the oral history interviews and transform them into a 90-minute documentary that will offer the perspectives of well-known figures in antitrust law and capture the history of the Section of Antitrust Law. The project is in the early phases, so please check back for more information.



Public Education Projects



The Consumer Protection Video Series



The Public Education and Oral History Committee has created a series of video vignettes for educating high school students on the consumer problems they and their families typically face. The videos tackle difficult issues such as cyber-bullying, identity theft, "sexting," and distracted driving. These videos should be used by educators in the classroom to open a dialogue with their students about these issues. Please click the links below to view the videos.






Antitrust Curriculum



The Public Education and Oral History Committee also has developed a four-part antitrust curriculum for use in high school classrooms around the country. The curriculum provides students with lessons into why the antitrust laws matter, as well as interactive games to master the basic principles. The curriculum is available here.


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Oral History Task Force Videos

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Related Resources


Leadership

Chair:

Biester, Edward

Vice-Chairs:

Hoke, Jessica
Yoon, James

Committee Roster  


Annual Plan

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on May 14, 2014

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