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248.61 sec. 001 - The Code of Capital (Spring 2021)
Instructor: Mark Gergen (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
- W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From January 20, 2021
To March 03, 2021
Course End: March 03, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 33213
Class Number: 33213
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 05/08 05:45 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. An electronic version of the book can be obtained for free through a Library portal.
This class is designed to give students an extra opportunity to engage despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, this class will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. The total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.
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:
Legal Theory and History
Social Justice and Public Interest
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