Law and Economics (108-2)

I. Goal

  • This course is to introduce students to the basic principles and methods of Law & Economics, one of the most potent analytical tools in modern legal scholarship.

II.    Textbook

III.    Main References

IV.    Mailing List:  <lawecon@domo.forza.tw>.

V.    Grading policy

  • Participation: 40%, in classes and on the mailing list.
  • Term Paper: 60%.

VI.    Schedule (tentative, subject to change)

3-4 Course Orientation
3-11 The Very Basics (ch.1 to 4)
3-18 Contracts
3-25 Torts
4-1 Risk Bearing & Insurance; Contracts revisited
4-8 Torts revisited
4-15 Law Enforcement I
4-22 (midterm)
4-29 Law Enforcement II
5-6 Pollution Control
5-13 Products Liability & Principal-Agent Liability
5-20 Litigation & Regulation
5-27 Criticisms and Introduction to the Behavioral Approach
6-3 Behavioral Law & Economics (cont.)
6-10 buffer week / paper preparation
6-17 buffer week / paper preparation
6-24 (final)
7-1 Final Workshop (tentative)