Law and Economics (104-2)

I. Goal

  • This course is to introduce students to the basic principles and methods of Law & Economics, one of the most potent analytic 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)

2-17 Course Orientation
2-24 The Very Basics & Nuisance
3-2 Contracts
3-9 Torts
3-16 Risk Bearing & Insurance; Contracts revisited
3-23 Torts revisited
3-30 Law Enforcement & Pollution Control
4-6 (intercollegial activities)
4-13 (midterm)
4-20 Products Liability & Principal-Agent Liability
4-27 Litigation & Regulation
5-4 Criticisms and Introduction to the Behavioral Approach
5-11 Buffer Week / Paper Preparation
5-18 Paper Presentations
5-25 Paper Presentations
6-1 Paper Presentations
6-8 Paper Presentations
6-15 (final)