Stephen Calkins

Professor of Law

School of Law

Wayne State University

471 W Palmer, Room 3201
Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 577-9312

Website: Wayne State University faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust

About Stephen Calkins

Stephen Calkins is Professor of Law at Wayne State University School of Law. His areas of expertise are in antitrust, consumer law, antitrust and trade regulation, and comparative U.S.-European competition law.


From 2011 to 2015, Professor Calkins took a leave from Wayne Law in order to serve as a member of The Competition Authority of Ireland and director of its Mergers Division and later as a member of the melded Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland. During that time, he also served as an adjunct professor at University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law.


Professor Calkins is in demand as a speaker, annually delivering many presentations on competition and consumer law and policy to governmental, professional and academic audiences across the United States and overseas. He has consulted with federal, state and foreign governmental agencies. From 1995 to 1997, he served as general counsel of the Federal Trade Commission.


Professor Calkins is a prolific author with articles in leading academic and specialty journals. His books include Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (4th ed. 2008) (with C. Paul Rogers III, Mark R. Patterson and William R. Andersen), Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2004) (with Ernest Gellhorn and William Kovacic) and, as a co-editor, ABA Antitrust Section, Consumer Protection Law Developments (2009).


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975
B.A., Yale University, 1972