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248.6 sec. 1 - Economics In Legal Practice: Winning With Experts (Fall 2013)

Instructor: Suzanne Scotchmer  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Ken Taymor  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Th 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 130

Course Start: August 21, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49598


Success in today’s law practice requires that you can understand and
apply economic concepts. This course presents real world and simulated
cases to prepare students, regardless of prior economic training, to
tackle the economic issues that they will inevitably face, whether they
work as litigators, transactional or advisory lawyers, regulators or
in-house (private or NGO) counsel. We teach you skills for
understanding, using and critiquing the reports, analyses and opinions
provided by economic consultants. The case studies that we will explore
include: the Apple eBooks price fixing conspiracy; cities’ using eminent
domain to rescue homeowners whose house value has plummeted; cost
benefit analysis in a variety of settings: regulating arsenic in
drinking water, building nuclear power plants and providing health care;
how we value a human life; statistics in the criminal courtroom; damages
from massive marine oil spills; damages from patent and copyright
violations or contract breaches; and determining whether competitive
behavior violates antitrust laws. The course is team taught by an
economist with experience as an expert consultant in IP and antitrust
cases, and an attorney with 25 years experience representing private,
public and NGO clients in a broad range of transactional and regulatory
settings.

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: Business Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Economics

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