Behavioral Law and Economics (SC)

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/16
Credits: 1
Days* Date Time Room
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • 09/05/2022
  • 09/06/2022
  • 09/07/2022
  • 09/08/2022
  • 09/12/2022
  • 09/13/2022
  • 09/14/2022
  • 09/15/2022
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The economic analysis of law has predominated much of legal analysis for the past few decades. Within this framework, rational choice theory has taken central stage as the key model used in order to predict human behavior. In recent years, however, researchers both in economics and in psychology have demonstrated that people systematically deviate from the predictions set forth by the rational choice model. The goal of this course is to incorporate these findings into legal analysis. In doing so we will first examine traditional economic analysis of law in the areas of property, contracts and torts, and then explore how the conclusions of this analysis are altered when behavioral insights are incorporated into it.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam available via EXPO starting 8:00am on Sept. 16th until noon on Sept. 30th (all times Eastern).

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

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.
122820256
Law No.
LAW7501
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, September 07, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Monday, September 19, 11:59 PM
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