248.61 sec. 001 - The Code of Capital (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Mark Gergen (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From August 18, 2020
To September 29, 2020
Course End: September 29, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34318
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM
The class will give students an opportunity to read and discuss Katherina Pistor's, The Code of Capital: How Law Creates Wealth and Inequality (2019). The book is written for a general audience. It argues that lawyers use private law (e.g., contracts, property, business law, and secured credit) to create wealth and inequality. It offers a critical perspective on aspects of private law that others celebrate. The book also offers a glimpse of what elite transactional lawyers do to serve their clients.
This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.
This course is only open to 1Ls.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
Legal Theory and History
Social Justice and Public Interest
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Required Books are in blue
- The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
Publisher: Princeton University Press
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.amazon.com/Code-Capital-Creates-Wealth-Inequality-ebook/dp/B07KM2FW65
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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