Noted antitrust expert named first Criser Eminent Scholar
William H. Page, regarded as one of the nation’s top antitrust scholars, has been selected as the law school’s first Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar in Electronic Communications and
Administrative Law. He will teach antitrust, administrative law and civil procedure. Page, formerly J. Will Young Professor of Law at Mississippi College, served as a trial attorney in the
Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He began his academic career at Boston University School of Law, and joined the Mississippi College faculty in 1981. “We are delighted to add someone of the stature and expertise of Professor Page to our faculty,” said Dean Jon Mills. “And it is doubly rewarding to have him fill the eminent scholar chair so generously provided by former UF President Marshall Criser and his wife, Paula.” The Criser chair was established through a $600,000 gift from the Crisers, and $420,000 from the state’s Matching Gifts Trust Fund. Criser is a 1951 UF law graduate, former member and chair of the Florida Board of Regents, UF Foundation director, and UF president, 1984-89. He is with the Jacksonville law firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe. Page has published articles and commentary in more than 20 journals and books, including recent pieces on the Microsoft litigation. He is chair of the Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, and chaired the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He was a reporter for the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules. A native of New Orleans, Page received his B.A. (cum laude) from Tulane University, his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of New Mexico, and his LL.M from the University of Chicago. Mills noted Page adds impetus to the law school’s new intellectual property law certificate program, the only one in the southeast and one of only 13 in the U.S.