Law 33. Law and Economics. 9 units (3-0-6); third term. This is a law and economics course that studies the economic rationale for different legal principles, using environmental regulations as leading examples. In situations where free markets produce inefficient outcomes, we wish to understand what types of constraints a government can impose on markets so as to restore efficiency. Topics we will cover include resolution of externalities via market and non-market solutions, problems of the commons and anti-commons, and contracting under incomplete information. Instructor: Schenone.
Pl/Law 99. Causation and Responsibility. 9 units (3-0-6). For course description, see Philosophy.
Law/PS/H 148 ab. The Supreme Court in U.S. History. 9 units (3-0-6); second, third terms. The development of the Supreme Court, its doctrines, personalities, and role in U.S. history through analyses of selected cases. The first half of the course, which is a prerequisite for the second half but may also be taken by itself, will deal with such topics as federalism, economic regulation, political rights, and free speech. The second half will cover such issues as the rights of the accused, equal protection, and privacy. Instructor: Kousser.