Law and Economics (LAW-632-002)
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This first-year elective course will examine a range of legal issues through the lens of economic analysis. Many of the issues that will be considered arise in first year law school courses (contracts, torts, property, civil procedure, and criminal law). But this is neither a course in any of those subjects nor an economics course. Its focus will instead be jurisprudential: on using economic thinking to understand legal questions and issues. The course has no prerequisites and no prior background in economics is required. Course grading will be based primarily on a take-home final examination, although class participation will also be considered.
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