Law and Economics (103-2)

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)

2-25 Course Orientation
3-4 The Very Basics
3-11 Nuisance
3-18 Contracts
3-25 Torts
4-1 Risk Bearing & Insurance; Contracts revisited
4-8 Torts revisited
4-15 Law Enforcement & Pollution Control
4-22 (midterm)
4-29 Products Liability & Principal-agent Liability
5-6 Litigation & Regulation
5-13 Criticisms and Introduction to the Behavioral Approach
5-20 Buffer Week / Paper Preparation
5-27 Paper Presentations
6-3 Paper Presentations
6-10 Paper Presentations
6-17 Paper Presentations
6-24 (final)
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