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217.12 sec. 001 - Law and Economics Foundation Seminar (Spring 2024)

Instructor: Veronica Aoki Santarosa  
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2240 Piedmont 102
From January 09, 2024
To April 16, 2024

Course Start: January 09, 2024
Course End: April 16, 2024
Class Number: 33462

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 07/20 11:56 PM

Law and Economics provides one of the major theoretical perspectives on the study of law. The economic analysis of law approach endeavors to understand how law and legal rules affect the behavior of individuals and firms, the allocation of risk across individuals, and the distribution of resources in society.
This course introduces students to the broad set of research questions, core foundational concepts, models and methodologies of this interdisciplinary field, and their application to legal issues within the context of a variety of familiar areas of law, including contracts, property, torts, corporate law, criminal law. The course is designed to help students become discerning consumers, communicators, and perhaps producers of theoretical and empirical work in law and social sciences. To that end, students will learn the tools to critically evaluate legal rules and policies from an economic perspective, and will develop the skills to apply economic reasoning to real-world legal cases and policy debates, while also recognizing the limitations of economic analysis in law.
No prior knowledge of economics is assumed. A prerequisite is a willingness to engage with unfamiliar material and a deep interest in learning.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

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Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law
Law and Economics

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  • Law & Economics
    Robert Cooter, Thomas Ulen
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    ISBN: 9780132540650
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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