Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW7126
    Sched. No.: 115210199

Behavioral Decisionmaking and the Law
Section 1
Spellman, Barbara A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MW, 1410-1530 (SL258)
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 10/24/2014 06:14:16 AM**
Current Enrollment:56 **This information is current as of 10/24/2014 06:14:16 AM**

Course Description:

Economics assumes people are rational, law assumes people are compliant, but is it really so? In recent years, due to work by Kahneman & Tversky, and Thaler & Sunstein (among others) both disciplines have come to incorporate more and more research from psychology and other social sciences about actual human behavior. We will read research about factors that affect human decision-making and then apply it to substantive and procedural issues in law. (No background in psychology, economics, or social science is necessary.)

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Three short papers applying behavioral research to legal issues