Christine P. Bartholomew

Christine P. Bartholomew is the vice dean for academic affairs and a professor of law at the University at Buffalo School of Law. She is a six-time winner of the law school's only teaching award, the Faculty Award. In 2021, she was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also received the 2019 Jacob B. Hyman Distinguished Professor Award and the 2020-2021 Mid-American Conference Institutional Award for Outstanding Faculty for Student Success. Christine teaches evidence, antitrust, and civil procedure, and her scholarship focuses on the interplay of these topics, particularly in complex litigation. She is an associate editor for the ABA Antitrust Law Journal, and her academic publications have appeared in many leading academic journals, including Duke Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review. Her work has been cited by state and federal courts and garnered media attention. Christine received her B.A. from San Francisco State University and her JD from the University at California, Davis.

Why the Kroger-Albertsons Merger Is a Mess for Consumers

Grocers Kroger and Albertsons want to merge, which would make them the second biggest retail food chain and, according to them, enhance their ability to compete with Walmart and Costco and offer lower prices to consumers. Christine P. Bartholomew writes that the promises of more competition and lower prices for consumers are unlikely to manifest, and thus the Federal Trade Commission should block the deal.  

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