- Torts. (Syllabus) This four-unit, first-year course explores the basic principles governing private lawsuits for damages for wrongs that are noncontractual, including consideration of the concepts of strict liability, liability based on fault, intentional and negligent interference with personal and property interests and defenses thereto, recoverable damages, and related problems.
- Economic Analysis of Health Care Law. (Syllabus) Three-unit, upper-level course designed to provide a broad overview of health care law from an economic perspective. The main goal of the course is to build a solid understanding of the different ways in which economic theory and empirical findings can inform health care policy. The course will begin with a description of the industryâ€™s organization and a discussion of the economic rationale behind industry regulation. The main focus will be on analyzing the impacts of legal rules and proposed rules on health care markets using the tools of economics. Topics will include health care financing, access, quality of care, the role of information, and various features of the recent health care reform act. Familiarity with the fields of economics and health care law is not required.
- Law and Economics Workshop Series. (Syllabus; Writing Syllabus)The Law and Economics Workshop is a research workshop. Students may take the seminar for three units (paper required) or for two units (no paper required). In a majority of the class sessions, outside speakers (typically faculty members from other institutions) present their current work in the field of law and economics. The specific topics considered vary depending on the interests of the speakers, but the general focus is on applying economic concepts and tools to legal and regulatory issues. Other sessions focus on selected basic topics in law and economics, including methodology commonly used in law and economics scholarship. Students are responsible for preparing brief weekly memoranda that discuss and question the presented papers.
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