Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW7126
    Sched. No.: 116219142

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

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1410-1530 (WB102)
Capacity:80 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:69 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:


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:Students will be required to submit two short papers applying behavioral research to legal issues, all of which will be due prior to the completion of the term.