Introduction to Law & Economics



SLN #: 88327
Course Prefix: LAW-739
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Depianto

Course Description:
Since its foundation some 40-50 years ago, the economic analysis of law has gained significant traction among policy-makers and jurists. This mode of legal analysis applies the insights, assumptions and normative commitments of microeconomics to legal rules and actors. In light of its simplifying assumptions -- chief among them, the notion that individuals respond "rationally" to the incentives contained in legal rules -- the field of law and economics has produced a number of useful (although controversial) observations in a wide variety of doctrinal areas. This course will provide a grounding in the basic conceptual tools of the field and offer a glimpse into its applications in tort, contract, property, and beyond. No prior training in economics is required.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None