Economics & the Law

SLN #: 26189
Course Prefix: LAW-739
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Askland

Course Description:
An important premise of the law and economics movement is that the common law is the result of efforts, conscious or not, to produce efficient outcomes. A second premise is that judges (and other decision makers) ought to pursue efficient outcomes as their primary objective in deciding cases and otherwise resolving disputes. The class shall explore these claims and their applications to torts, contracts, property law and criminal punishment.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: None
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Participation Points: 30%
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Required

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.