Law & Economics (SD 440)


This course is designed to introduce students to the economic analysis of law. Students will learn how to apply economic reasoning to torts, contracts, property, criminal law, and other areas of the law. The course will examine and compare how different legal rules affect the behavior of individuals and entities. It will also consider how the economic approach fits in with other concerns of the legal system. An introductory microeconomics course at the undergraduate level is recommended as a prerequisite to taking this course.


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