Michael Carrier

Distinguished Professor of Law

Michael A. Carrier is a leading authority in antitrust, copyright, patent, and innovation law. He has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including the American Lawyer, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, CNBC.com, CNNMoney, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Nature, NBCnews.com, New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace, Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Professor Carrier is the author of Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law (Oxford University Press 2009, paperback 2011) and the editor of Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law: Competition (Edward Elgar Publishing 2011). He has written more than 50 book chapters and law review articles in leading journals that include the Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Emory Law Journal, and Wisconsin Law Review.

Professor Carrier’s scholarship was cited in a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in a case addressing patentable subject matter, and his amicus brief was cited in a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in a case addressing pharmaceutical antitrust law. His scholarship has also been cited by federal appellate and district courts, and in congressional hearings, government officials’ speeches, and congressional and government agency reports.
Carrier has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights) and National Academies (Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy), and given talks to the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.

Carrier is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Antitrust Institute; is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Economic Regulation section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS); and has filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and Federal, Second, and Third Circuits.

Professor Carrier is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and a cum laude graduate of Michigan Law School, where he was Book Review Editor of the law review. Before entering academia, he clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and litigated antitrust, civil, intellectual property, and sports cases at Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C.