Course Description

LAW 915 - Law and Economics

This course introduces students to the field of law & economics. It highlights the various insights of social science research (economic theory, cognitive and social psychology, sociology) in various areas of law, including torts, contract law, consumer protection law, criminal law enforcement, family law, intellectual property law. We will examine how these concepts and insights can be applied to legal disputes and current issues. Examples include discussion of the social costs involved in enforcing intellectual property rights, the optimal regulation of traffic accidents involving SUV's, the arguments that support specific types of consumer protection with regard to credit card contracts, the merits of a contingency fee systems, etc.

The course does not assume or require formal training in economics or quantitative social sciences.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ben Depoorter 19S 915 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Law 915 meets 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17 from 1:30pm - 4:45pm in room 2467.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Thomas Ulen 17S 915 LEC 1 TBA 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Law 915 will meet 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13 from 9:00 am - 10:20 am AND 11:00 am - 12:20 pm in room 2467. Course limited to LLM students. JD students may enroll if space exists after second pass enrollment is completed
Thomas Ulen 18S 915 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Law 915 will meet 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12,from 9:00 am - 12:15 in room 2467. Course limited to LLM students. JD students may enroll if space exists after second pass enrollment is completed.
Categories
Interdisciplinary Courses, & Cross-Listed Courses; Mini-Courses; Business Law;