Levin College of Law

Jeffrey L Harrison

Huber C. Hurst Eminent Scholar Chair
Professor of Law

Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0660


Antitrust  • Contracts  • Copyright  • Economics  • 


Jeffrey Harrison is a Professor of Law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and the Stephen O’Connell Chair. His expertise lies in economics, contracts, antitrust and copyright law, all areas in which he has published numerous articles, books and book chapters. Harrison’s articles have been published in the Michigan Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Texas A&M Law Review, Michigan State Law Review and many others. His casebook on Law and Economics is in the third edition. His Nutshell on Law and Economics is in its sixth edition.

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.

Harrison received his B.S, M.B.A, and Ph.D degrees from the University Florida. He received his J.D. degree with high honors from the University of North Carolina.

Harrison 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).


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 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 - LAW 5000
  • An 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 - 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 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

  • “Quality of Consent and Distributive Fairness: A Comparative Perspective” in Comparative Contract Law (Martin Hogg & Larry DiMatteo, eds., 2016)
  • “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) [SSRN]
  • “Complications in the Antitrust Response to Monopsony,” in Global Limits of Antitrust (Daniel Sokol & Ioannis Lianos, eds.) (Stanford U. Press, 2012) [SSRN]


  • “A Socioeconomic Approach to Antitrust: Unpacking Competition, Consumer Surplus, and Allocative Efficiency,” 49 Akron L. Rev. __ (forthcoming)
  • “Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study”, 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 45 (2015) (with Mashburn) [SSRN]
  • “(Functional) Antitrust Standing in the United States and the European Union: The Law and Economics,” 26 Fla. J. Int’l L. 271 (2014)
  • “A Nihilistic View of the Efficient Breach,” 2013 Mich. St. L. Rev. 167 (One of winners of SEALS competition) [SSRN]
  • “Hot News: Toward a Functional Approach,” 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 1649 (2013) (coauthored by Robyn Shelton) [SSRN]
  • “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) [SSRN]
  • “Regulation, Deregulation, and Happiness,” 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 2369 (2011) [SSRN]