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248.6 sec. 1 - How Lawyers Use Economics (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Ken Taymor  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Suzanne Scotchmer  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: W 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 244

Course Start: August 22, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49637

Practicing lawyers work with economists as expert consultants in many ways: to calculate damages in patent infringement or breach of contract cases, to calculate damages in tort cases, concepts of takings, valuation of companies, the structuring of securities, theories of discrimination in insurance, theories of discrimination in employment, taxation issues such as the recognition and valuation of taxable income, definitions of a market for different purposes, for example, antitrust, IP damages, and contracts. The purpose of the course is not "economic analysis of the law", but rather to prepare students for a practice that involves interaction with economic experts. The course presumes no economics training.

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: Business Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Environmental Law
General Courses
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Law and Economics
Litigation and Procedure
Public Law and Policy

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