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Daniel Gifford

  • Robins Kaplan Professor of Law

Holy Cross College, A.B.
Harvard University, LL.B.
Columbia University, J.S.D.

Office: N210
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Daniel J. Gifford is recognized as an expert on antitrust law and administrative law. He teaches courses in the areas of administrative law, antitrust law, and unfair competition. Professor Gifford is the Robins Kaplan Professor of Law. He was the 1982-83 Julius E. Davis Professor of Law.

Professor Gifford received an A.B. degree from Holy Cross College and an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was Case Editor of the Harvard Law Review. As a Ford Fellow, he received a J.S.D. degree from Columbia University. After receiving his LL.B. degree, Professor Gifford practiced law with the New York firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He was a member of the law faculties of Vanderbilt University and of the State University of New York at Buffalo before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1978.

Professor Gifford has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School and at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Warwick, England. He also has taught law at universities in France, Belgium, and Sweden. Professor Gifford has chaired the Minnesota State Bar Association Section on Antitrust Law and has served on the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He is a member of the American Law Institute and of its Consultative Group on Unfair Competition as well as the American Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association.


Intellectual Property Survey

Comparative Antitrust Law

Administrative Law



  • The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust: An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2015) Daniel Gifford, Robert Kudrle
  • Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (LexisNexis, 2d ed., 2010) Daniel Gifford
  • Federal Antitrust Law: Cases and Materials (Anderson Publishing Company, 1st ed., 1998; 2d ed., 2002) Daniel Gifford, Leo Raskind
  • Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (Anderson Publishing Company, 1992) (Supp. 1996) Daniel Gifford
  • Cases and Materials on Federal Antitrust Law (West Publishing Company, 1983) (Supps. 1985, 1995) Daniel Gifford, Leo Raskind

Book Chapters

  • Trade and Competition Policy in the Developing World: Is There a Role for the WTO?, in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System (Chantal Thomas & Joel P. Trachtman, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009) Daniel Gifford, Robert Kudrle
  • Competition, Efficiency, Welfare: Can Industrial Organization and Law and Economics Help to Clarify Local Obscurantism?, in Competition, Regulation and Protection: Essays from an International Conference on Industrial Organization, Law and Economics (Gregory T. Papanikos, ed., Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2004) Daniel Gifford
  • Alternative National Merger: Standards and the Prospects for International Cooperation, in Political Economy of International Trade Law: Essays in Honour of Robert E. Hudec 208 (Daniel L. M. Kennedy & James D. Southwick, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2002) Daniel Gifford
  • Antitrust of Competition Laws Viewed in a Trading Context: Harmony or Dissonance?, in Fair Trade and Harmonization: Prerequisites for Free Trade? (Jagdish N. Bhagwati & Robert E. Hudec, eds., MIT Press, 1996) (with Mitsuo Matsushita) Daniel Gifford
  • Discretionary Decisionmaking in Regulatory Agencies: A Conceptual Framework, in Making Regulatory Policy 233 (Keith Hawkins & John M. Thomas, eds., University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989) Daniel Gifford

Journal Articles

  • Antitrust Approaches to Dynamically Competitive Industries in the United States and the European Union, 7 Journal of Competition Law & Economics 695 (2011) Daniel Gifford, Robert Kudrle
  • Dominance, Innovation, and Efficiency: Modifying Antitrust and Intellectual Property Doctrines to Further Welfare, 40 Hofstra Law Review 437 (2011) Daniel Gifford
  • The Law and Economics of Price Discrimination in Modern Economies: Time for Reconciliation?, 43 UC Davis Law Review 1235 (2010) Daniel Gifford, Robert Kudrle
  • Farewell to the Robinson-Patman Act? The Antitrust Modernization Commission’s Report and Recommendation, 53 Antitrust Bulletin 481 (2008) Daniel Gifford
  • Law and Technology: Interactions and Relationships, 8 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology 571 (2007) Daniel Gifford
  • The Emerging Outlines of a Revised Chevron Doctrine: Congressional Intent, Judicial Judgment, and Administrative Autonomy, 59 Administrative Law Review 783 (2007) Daniel Gifford
  • The Roberts Antitrust Court: A Transformative Beginning, 52 Antitrust Bulletin 435 (2007) Daniel Gifford, E. Thomas Sullivan
  • Trade and Tensions, 15 Minnesota Journal of International Law 297 (2006) Daniel Gifford
  • Rhetoric and Reality in the Merger Standards of the United States, Canada, and the European Union, 72 Antitrust Law Journal 423 (2005) Daniel Gifford, Robert Kudrle
  • Government Policy Towards Innovation in the United States, Canada, and the European Union as Manifested in Patent, Copyright, and Competition Laws, 57 SMU Law Review 1339 (2004) Daniel Gifford
  • How Do the Social Benefits and Costs of the Patent System Stack Up in Pharmaceuticals?, 12 Journal of Intellectual Property Law 75 (2004) Daniel Gifford
  • Antitrust’s Troubled Relations with Intellectual Property, 87 Minnesota Law Review 1695 (2003) Daniel Gifford
  • Developing Models for a Coherent Treatment of Standard-Setting Issues Under the Patent, Copyright, and Antitrust Laws, 43 IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology 331 (2003) Daniel Gifford
  • European Union Competition Law and Policy: How Much Latitude for Convergence with the United States?, 48 Antitrust Bulletin 727 (2003) Daniel Gifford, Robert Kudrle
  • The Antitrust/Intellectual Property Interface: An Emerging Solution to an Intractable Problem, 31 Hofstra Law Review 363 (2003) Daniel Gifford
  • What is Monopolization Anyway? The D.C. Circuit Grapples with Some Perplexing Issues, 46 Antitrust Bulletin 797 (2001) Daniel Gifford
  • Can International Antitrust Be Saved for the Post-Boeing Merger World? A Proposal to Minimize International Conflict and to Rescue Antitrust from Misuse, 45 Antitrust Bulletin 55 (2000) Daniel Gifford, E. Thomas Sullivan
  • Innovation and Creativity in the Fine Arts: The Relevance and Irrelevance of Copyright, 18 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 569 (2000) Daniel Gifford
  • Why Does a Conservative Court Rule in Favor of Liberal Government? The Cohen-Spitzer Analysis and the Constitutional Scheme, 28 Florida State University Law Review 427 (2000) Daniel Gifford
  • A Microsoft Dialogue, 44 Antitrust Bulletin 619 (1999) Daniel Gifford, David McGowan
  • Java and Microsoft: How Does the Antitrust Story Unfold?, 44 Villanova Law Review 67 (1999) Daniel Gifford
  • The Obfuscation of the Common Good, 14 Review of Industrial Organization 123 (1999) Daniel Gifford
  • Antitrust and Its Intellectual Milieu, 42 Antitrust Bulletin 333 (1997) Daniel Gifford
  • Federal Administrative Law Judges: The Relevance of Past Choices to Future Directions, 49 Administrative Law Review 1 (1997) Daniel Gifford
  • Labor Policy in Late Twentieth Century Capitalism: New Paradoxes for the Democratic State, 26 Hofstra Law Review 85 (1997) Daniel Gifford
  • A Review Essay of Richard Vigilante’s Strike: The Daily News War and the Future of American Labor, 72 Notre Dame Law Review 255 (1996) (reviewing Richard Vigilante, Strike: The Daily News War and the Future of American Labor (Simon & Schuster, 1994)) Daniel Gifford
  • Microsoft Corporation, the Justice Department, and Antitrust Theory, 25 Southwestern University Law Review 621 (1996) Daniel Gifford
  • The Draft International Antitrust Code Proposed at Munich: Good Intentions Gone Awry, 6 Minnesota Journal of Global Trade 1 (1996) Daniel Gifford
  • Antitrust and Trade Issues: Similarities, Differences, and Relationships, 44 DePaul Law Review 1049 (1995) Daniel Gifford
  • Federalism, Efficiency, the Commerce Clause, and the Sherman Act: Why We Should Follow a Consistent Free-Market Policy, 44 Emory Law Journal 1227 (1995) Daniel Gifford
  • Law as Industrial Policy: Economic Analysis of Law in a New Key, 25 University of Memphis Law Review 1315 (1995) Jim Chen, Daniel Gifford
  • Review Essay, 17 Comparative Labor Law Journal 250 (1995) (reviewing Melvyn Dubofsky, The State and Labor in Modern America (University of North Carolina Press, 1994)) Daniel Gifford
  • The Jurisprudence of Antitrust, 48 SMU Law Review 1677 (1995) Daniel Gifford
  • Interpersonal Distrust in the Modified Rawlsian Society, 48 SMU Law Review 217 (1994) (reviewing John Rawls, Political Liberalism (Columbia University Press, 1993)) (review essay) Daniel Gifford
  • Labor Law and Its Reform, 80 Iowa Law Review 201 (1994) (reviewing William B. Gould, Agenda for Reform: The Future of Employment Relationships and the Law (MIT Press, 1993)) (review essay) Daniel Gifford
  • Predatory Pricing Analysis in the Supreme Court, 39 Antitrust Bulletin 431 (1994) Daniel Gifford
  • The Damaging Impact of the Eastman Kodak Precedent upon Product Competition: Antitrust Law in Need of Correction, 72 Washington University Law Quarterly 1507 (1994) Daniel Gifford
  • Adjudication in Independent Tribunals: The Role of an Alternative Agency Structure, 66 Notre Dame Law Review 965 (1991) Daniel Gifford
  • Rethinking the Relationship Between Antidumping and Antitrust Laws, 6 American University Journal of International Law and Policy 277 (1991) Daniel Gifford
  • The Interplay of Product Definition, Design and Trade Dress, 75 Minnesota Law Review 769 (1991) Daniel Gifford
  • Redefining the Antitrust Labor Exemption, 72 Minnesota Law Review 1379 (1988) Daniel Gifford
  • The Separation of Powers Doctrine and the Regulatory Agencies After Bowsher v. Synar, 55 George Washington Law Review 441 (1987) Daniel Gifford
  • The Antitrust State-Action Doctrine After Fisher v. Berkeley, 39 Vanderbilt Law Review 1257 (1986) Daniel Gifford
  • The Role of the Ninth Circuit in the Development of the Law of Attempt to Monopolize, 61 Notre Dame Law Review 1021 (1986) Daniel Gifford
  • Discretionary Decisionmaking in the Regulatory Agencies: A Conceptual Framework, 57 Southern California Law Review 101 (1983) Daniel Gifford
  • Need Like Cases Be Decided Alike? Mashaw’s Bureaucratic Justice, 1983 American Bar Foundation Research Journal 985 (1983) (reviewing Jerry L. Mashaw, Bureaucratic Justice: Managing Social Security Disability Claims (Yale University Press, 1983)) (review essay) Daniel Gifford
  • The New Deal Regulatory Model: A History of Criticisms and Refinements, 68 Minnesota Law Review 299 (1983) Daniel Gifford
  • Administrative Rulemaking and Judicial Review: Some Conceptual Models, 65 Minnesota Law Review 63 (1980) Daniel Gifford
  • Rulemaking and Rulemaking Review: Struggling Toward a New Paradigm, 32 Administrative Law Review 577 (1980) Daniel Gifford
  • Primary Line Injury Under the Robinson-Patman Act: The Development of Standards and Erosion of Enforcement, 64 Minnesota Law Review 1 (1979) Daniel Gifford
  • The Morgan Cases: A Retrospective View, 30 Administrative Law Review 237 (1978) Daniel Gifford
  • The New York State Administrative Procedure Act: Some Reflections Upon Its Structure and Legislative History, 26 Buffalo Law Review 589 (1977) Daniel Gifford
  • The Relevance of the Complexity of Social Arrangements to the Attainment of Rawlsian Justice, 51 Tulane Law Review 510 (1977) Daniel Gifford
  • Declaratory Judgments Under the Model State Administrative Procedure Acts, 13 Houston Law Review 825 (1976) Daniel Gifford
  • Price Discrimination and Labelling, 25 Buffalo Law Review 395 (1976) Daniel Gifford
  • Promotional Price-Cutting and Section 2(a) of the Robinson-Patman Act, 1976 Wisconsin Law Review 1045 (1976) Daniel Gifford
  • Assessing Secondary-Line Injury Under the Robinson-Patman Act: The Concept of “Competitive Advantage,” 44 George Washington Law Review 48 (1975) Daniel Gifford
  • Decisions, Decisional Referents, and Administrative Justice, 37 Law and Contemporary Problems 3 (1972), reprinted in The Invisible Justice System: Discretion and the Law (Burton Atkins & Mark Pogrebin, eds., Anderson Publishing, 1978) Daniel Gifford
  • Communication of Legal Standards, Policy Development, and Effective Conduct Regulation, 56 Cornell Law Review 409 (1971) Daniel Gifford
  • Report on Administrative Law to the Tennessee Law Revision Commission, 20 Vanderbilt Law Review 777 (1967) Daniel Gifford
  • Business Associations—1964 Tennessee Survey, 18 Vanderbilt Law Review 1069 (1965) Daniel Gifford
  • Changing a Partnership into a Corporation—Some Considerations Affecting the Time When Incorporation May Benefit the Owners of a Growing Business, 16 Vanderbilt Law Review 351 (1963) Daniel Gifford
  • Corporations—1962 Tennessee Survey, 16 Vanderbilt Law Review 685 (1963) Daniel Gifford

Documents and Reports

  • The Federal Administrative Judiciary, 1992 Administrative Conference of the United States 777 (1992) Paul Verkuil, Daniel Gifford, Charles H. Koch, Jr., Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Jeffrey S. Lubbers
  • Remission and Mitigation of Forfeitures in the Justice Department: A Report for the Committee on Informal Action, 1 Recommendations and Reports of the Administrative Conference of the United States 697 (1968) Daniel Gifford

Book Reviews

  • Book Review, 19 Buffalo Law Review 697 (1970) (reviewing Burton Leiser, Custom, Law, and Morality: Conflict and Continuity in Social Behavior (Anchor Books, 1969)) Daniel Gifford

Other Publications

  • Bob Hudec: A Friend and Colleague, 13 Minnesota Journal of Global Trade 179 (2004) Daniel Gifford
  • Recent Supreme Court Antitrust Decisions, 13 Antitrust Section News (Minnesota State Bar Association) 1 (1993) Daniel Gifford
  • Recent Developments in Antitrust Law, 11 Antitrust Section News (Minnesota State Bar Association) 1 (1991) Daniel Gifford
  • Minnesota Laws Directly Impinging Upon the Operation of the Private Markets, 9 Antitrust Section News (Minnesota State Bar Association) 1 (1989) Daniel Gifford
  • Municipal Antitrust Exposure After the Local Government Antitrust Act of 1984 and Town of Hallie v. City of Eau Claire, 4 Antitrust Section News (Minnesota State Bar Association) 1 (1985) Daniel Gifford
  • Comments on Monsanto Co. v. Spray-Rite Corp., 3 Antitrust Section News (Minnesota State Bar Association) 1 (1984) Daniel Gifford
  • Joseph Laufer: My Recollections, 28 Buffalo Law Review 444 (1979) Daniel Gifford

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