Law and Economics Colloquium

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/15
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1130-1330
  • WB127
01/25/2022 04/26/2022

Course Description

The Law and Economics Colloquium provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with peers, faculty and outside speakers; exchange ideas; and witness, participate in and contribute to legal scholarship. In every other meeting, a guest scholar will present a work-in-progress paper using the methodology of law and economics. These scholars are nationally or internationally renowned experts writing on cutting edge topics. The meetings take place over lunch, and are attended by interested UVA faculty interested. After a short presentation, both class and faculty will engage in Q&A and discussion. The papers presented in the presentation series are challenging and often technical. To prepare students, the class will meet the week before the paper presentation for an intensive workshop on the theoretical and empirical methods used in that paper. This effectively serves as a crash course in various law and economics research methods, such as difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, and so forth.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit short reaction papers during the semester directly to the instructors (not via EXPO). The deadlines for the papers will be announced by the instructors.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Grading is based on class participation and short reaction papers. Students might be asked to create short presentations, but there will be no final examination.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
122217729
Law No.
LAW9287
Modified Type
Workshop
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 15, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM
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