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Jeffrey L Harrison

Stephen C. O'Connell Chair



Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0660

(352) 392-3005

Jeffrey Harrison received his B.S, M.B.A, and Ph.D from the University Florida. He taught economics for five years and continued to teach for three more years while attending law school at the University of North Carolina, where he was a member of the Law Review and Coif. He is a member of the Texas Bar. He has taught at the University of North Carolina, the University of Houston, the University of Texas, Leiden University, and the Sorbonne (Paris).

Professor Harrison writes in the fields of Contract Law, Antitrust Law, Copyright Law and Law and Economics. He is the author of numerous articles and books in these areas. These are listed in his CV above. His work has been cited by courts at every level including several times by the United States Supreme Court and by authors of other scholarly works.

Professor Harrison's scholarship can be found on:


J.D., University of North Carolina (high honors); Ph.D., University of Florida; M.B.A., University of Florida; B.S., University of Florida, (high honors)

Teaching and Scholarship

Antitrust, Contracts Law, Copyright, Law and Economics

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined Law faculty in 1983 as Professor; named Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law (1994), Stephen C. O'Connell Chair (1999-present).
  • Previous Educational Experience: University of Houston (1978-83): Associate Professor, Professor; University of North Carolina-Greensboro (1970-78): Assistant, Associate Professor, Lecturer in Economics.
  • Visiting Faculty: University of North Carolina, Leiden University (The Netherlands), University of Texas, Economics Department, Sorbonne (Paris), 2002.
  • Professional Affiliations: State Bar of Texas, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Iota, Order of the Coif.

Contracts (4 credits) - LAW 5000

  • Introduction to the law and theory of legally enforceable agreements and promises, including elements of contract formation, consideration, effects of non-performance, conditions for relief from or discharge of obligations, and remedies.

Antitrust Law (3 credits) - LAW 6550

  • An analysis of the legal, economic and policy issues engendered by efforts to prescribe standards of business conduct and preserve competitive market structures under the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, and related legislation.

Law & Economics - LAW 6930

  • This course considers the application of economic analysis to a variety of areas of law including, contracts, torts, property, criminal law, and intellectual property. The appropriateness of economic analysis in these contexts is evaluated in light of behavioral and moral considerations.


  • Law and Economics: Positive, Normative and Behavioral Perspectives (3d ed., West Publishing, 2013) (with Cotter)
  • Understanding Antitrust and its Economic Implications, (6th ed., Matthew Bender, 2013) (with E.T. Sullivan)
  • Law and Economics in a Nutshell, (5th ed., 2011)
  • Monopsony in Law and Economics (Cambridge, 2010 ) (with Roger Blair)
  • Law and Economics (W.W. Norton, 2008) (with J.J. Theeuves)
  • Regulation and Deregulation (2d. Ed. 2004 West Publishing Co.) (with Verkuil and Morgan)

Book Chapters

  • “Private Antitrust Enforcement in the United States and the European Union: Standing and Antitrust Injury,” in Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, (Daniel Sokol and Roger Blair, eds.) (2014)
  • “Complications in the Antitrust Response to Monopsony,” in Global Limits of Antitrust (Daniel Sokol & Ioannis Lianos, eds.) (Stanford U. Press, 2012)


  • “Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study”, 3 Texas A&M Law Review 45 (2015) (with Mashburn).
  • “(Functional) Antitrust Standing in the United States and the European Union: The Law and Economics,” 26 Florida Journal of International Law 271 (2014)
  • “A Nihilistic View of the Efficient Breach,” 2013 Michigan State Law Review 167 (One of winners of SEALS competition)
  • “Hot News: Toward a Functional Approach,” 34 Cardozo Law Review 1649 (2013) (coauthored by Robyn Shelton)
  • “The Influence of Law and Economics Scholarship on Contract Law: Impressions: Impressions Twenty-Five Years Later,”68 N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law 1 (2012)
  • “Regulation, Deregulation, and Happiness,” 32 Cardozo Law Review 2369 (2011)