Economic Analysis of Law: Preliminary Syllabus

Assignments should be read by the first class of each week. The text is D. Friedman, Law's Order. Both a draft in HTML and page images of the final version are webbed. The page images are there to support links to the virtual footnotes.


Week
Chapter
Topics



1/10

 Introduction, 1, 2

Economic Analysis of Law, Efficiency

1/17

3,4

Externalities

1/24

5

Designing Legal Rules

1/31
The Problem of Social Cost

2/7

6,7

Economics of Risk, Ex Post vs Ex Ante Enforcement

2/14

8, 9

Game Theory, Value of Life

2/21
Administrative Monday
2/23
Review

2/28

Midterm
3/6-3/12
Spring break

3/14

10
Property
3/16
11
Intellectual Property
3/21
12,13,  From China to Cyberspace Contract and Family Law

3/28

14
Tort
4/4
15 Crime

4/11

16 Antitrust
4/13
17,18 Some Very Different Systems of Legal Rules

4/18

19, Epilog Is the Common Law Efficient?
4/25
Last Class  Review
5/4
Final Exam

5/16
Short paperóL&E arguments for one side of a real caseódue.

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