C. Paul Rogers III

Paul C. Rogers

Full-time faculty

Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law and Former Dean


Dean Rogers has served on the SMU Dedman School of Law faculty since 1980 and was dean of the law school from 1988 to 1997. He also served as associate dean for academic affairs from 1982 to 1986. Upon graduation from the University of Texas School of Law in 1973 he practiced law in Pennsylvania before accepting the Krulewitch Fellowship for graduate law study from Columbia Law School. He subsequently joined the faculty of Loyola University of Chicago before coming to SMU. Dean Rogers has published articles in the area of antitrust law, contracts, commercial law, regulated industries, and legal history, has co-authored an antitrust casebook entitled ANTITRUST LAW:  POLICY & PRACTICE, now in its fifth edition. Dean Rogers has been of counsel to the Locke Lord law firm in Dallas since 1996 and has spoken widely at academic and legal conferences in the United States and abroad. He has taught courses in contracts, antitrust law, business torts, and sales of goods transactions at SMU. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Foundaton, the Texas Bar Foundation, and a charter member of the Dallas Bar Foundation.

Dean Rogers has served as SMU's faculty athletic representative since 1987, helping to represent the University before the NCAA and the American Athletic Conference. He currently serves on the NCAA’s Football Oversight Committee and is former President of the Southwest Conference and a former member of the Cotton Bowl Board of Directors and the NCAA's Amateurism Cabinet. An avid baseball historian, Rogers has authored four books and countless articles on baseball history. Since 1990, he has served as President of the Ernie Banks-Bobby Bragan DFW Chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust Law
  • Contract Law


B.A., University of Texas
J.D., University of Texas
LL.M., Columbia University


Selected Problems in Antitrust


ANTITRUST LAW: POLICY AND PRACTICE with Stephen Calkins, Mark Patterson & William R. Andersen), Lexis Publishing (4th edition 2008; 3rd edition 1999; 2nd edition 1992; 1st edition 1985) (with Teacher's Manual for each edition)

LAW, CULTURE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  – A Liber Amicorum for Professor Roberto MacLean (with Joseph J. Norton, eds.) 2007


Why Do Bad Antitrust Decisions Sometimes Make Good Law? The Alcoa and Brown Shoe Examples, 71 SMU Law Review 97 (2018)

A Current Look at Foreign Cartels and the United States Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, II Competition Law Chronicle VI (2015-2016)

The Incredible Shrinking Antitrust Law and the Antitrust Gap, 52 University of Louisville Law Review 67-103 (2013)

A Concise History of Corporate Mergers and the Antitrust Laws in the United States, 24 National Law School of India Review 10-31 (2013)

The Flawed Nexus Between Contract Law and the Rules of Procedure: Why Rules 8 and 9 Must Be Changed, 31 The Review of Litigation 233-64 (2012)(with Bill Dorsaneo)

Consumer Welfare and Group Boycott Law, 62 SMU Law Review 665-692 (2009)

The Antitrust Legacy of Justice William O. Douglas, 56 Cleveland State Law Review 895-1001 (2008)

The Quest for Number One in College Football: The Revised Bowl Championship Series, Antitrust, and the Winner Take All Syndrome, 18 Marquette Sports Law Review 285 (2008)

Napoleon Lajoie, Breach of Contract and the Great Baseball War, 55 SMU Law Review 325 (2002)

Restraints on Alienation in Antitrust Law: A Past with No Future, 49 SMU Law Review 497 (1996)

Article Two Warranty Disputes in the Seventh Circuit: Advantage Seller or Disadvantage Court?, 65 Chicago-Kent Law Review 849 (1991) (with Lee E. Michaels)

Scots Law in Post-Revolutionary and Nineteenth Century America: The Neglected Jurisprudence, 8 Law and History Review 205 (1990)

Still Running Against the Wind: A Comment on Antitrust Jurisdiction and Laker Airways Ltd. v. Sabena, Belgian World Airlines, 50 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 931 (1985)

The Limited Case for an Efficiency Defense in Horizontal Mergers, 58 Tulane Law Review 503 (1983)

A Shared Values Approach to Jurisdictional Conflicts in International Economic Law, 32 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 931 (1983) (with Bernhard Grossfeld)

Perspectives on Corporate Mergers and the Antitrust Laws, 12 Loyola of Chicago Law Journal 301 (1981)

Municipal Antitrust Liability in a Federalist System, 1980 Arizona State Law Journal 305

Summary Judgments in Antitrust Conspiracy Litigation, 10 Loyola of Chicago Law Journal 667 (1979)

Antitrust: Criminal Intent in Antitrust Prosecutions, Collateral Estoppel and Section 5(a) of the Clayton Act, and the Relationship of Standing and Injury in Private Antitrust Suits,
56 Chicago-Kent Law Review 45 (1979)

The State Action Antitrust Immunity, 49 University of Colorado Law Review 147 (1978)

Judicial Reinterpretation of Statutes: The Example of Baseball and the Antitrust Laws, 14 Houston Law Review 611 (1977)

An Approach to the Teaching of Professional Responsibility to First Year Law Students, 4 Ohio Northern University Law Review 800 (1977)

Mergers in Regulated Industries: The Role of the Regulatory Agency, 7 St. Mary's Law Journal 297 (1975)

Book Chapters

“Legal Baseball” in the Law School Curriculum – The Contracts Example; in BASEBALL IN THE CLASSROOM 104 (Edward J. Rielly ed. 2006)

Cross-Border Mergers and Antitrust: Jurisdiction, Enforcement and Cooperation Issues; in CROSS BORDER MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AND THE LAW 359 (Norbert Horn ed. 2001)

A Comment on the Extraterritorial Application of American Law in the 1990s; in FESTSCHRIFT für BERNHARD GROSSFELD zum 65. Geburtstag 901 (Hübner & Ebke eds. 1999)

Preface: In Honor of Roberto MacLean – A Man of All Reason in LAW, CULTURE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -- A LIBER AMICORUM FOR PROFESSOR ROBERTO MacLEAN (Norton & Rogers, eds. 2007)

Other Publications

Fred Moss, The Law School's Unsung Hero, 63 SMU Law Review 939 (2010)

Foreword, Antitrust Law and Policy: Still Under Construction, 62 SMU Law Review 431 (2009)

Jack Mylan – An Appreciation for a Job Well Done, 60 SMU Law Review 1409 (2007)

A Hale and Hearty Thank You to Harvey Wingo, 54 SMU Law Review 1909 (2001)

Remembering a Special Friend: John J. Tigert VI, 62 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 641 (1997)

A Remembrance of Howard Taubenfeld: Master Teacher, Progressive Scholar, and Supportive Colleague, 50 SMU Law Review 3 (1996) and 62 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 5 (1996)

A Tribute to A. Kenneth Pye: A Remarkable Man and Inspirational Leader, 49 SMU Law Review 433 (1996)

Foreword, Antitrust Law in the Twenty-First Century, 48 SMU Law Review 1665 (1995)

Thanks to Ellen Solender: A Generous Teacher, Scholar, and Friend, 48 SMU Law Review 1994)

Remembering Johnny Johnson, 47 SMU Law Review 3 (1993)

Op ed, A Misleading Attack on SMU, Dallas Morning News, April 19, 1992, at 6J

SMU Athletics: Realities and Challenges of the 1990s, SMU Forum, May 1990

Remembering John Kennedy, 43 Southwestern Law Journal 1003 (1990) and 55 Journal of Air Law and Commerce, No. 3, at i (1989).

Bill Flittie: Preaching That Old-Time Religion, 52 Journal of Air Law and Commerce, No. 4, at xiii (1989)

Op ed, Victory is Hollow on the Wrong Path to Football Glory, Houston Chronicle, Decemeber 25, 1988

Book Reviews
Legal Bases - Baseball and the Law, by Roger I. Abrams, 8 Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Social Policy Perspectives 132 (1999)
Contract Law in the USSR and the United States:  History and General Concept, by E. Allan Farnsworth and Viktor P. Mozolin, 22 International Lawyer 870 (1988)
The Economics of Corporation Law and Securities Regulation, edited by Posner and Scott, 35 Vanderbilt Law Review 265 (1982) (with Larry Ribstein), reprinted in 25 Corporate Practice Commentator 142 (1983)
The Economics of Contract Law, edited by Posner & Kronman, 93 Harvard Law Review 1039 (1980)
Decision to Prosecute:  Organization and Public Policy in the Antitrust Division by Suzanne Weaver, 32 Vanderbilt Law Review 1239 (1979)
Handbook of the Law of Antitrust by Lawrence Sullivan, 77 Columbia Law Review 1112 (1977), reprinted in 21 Corporate Practice Commentator 131 (1979)