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248.6S sec. 1 - Economics in Law Practice (Summer 2014)

Instructor: Ken Taymor  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: MTuWTh 9:00-12:15
Meeting Location: 140

Course Start: July 21, 2014
Course End: July 31, 2014

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.

Course Category: Business Law

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