Charles J. Goetz

  • Joseph M. Hartfield Professor of Law Emeritus

Charles Goetz in 1975 became the first full-time non-lawyer member of the faculty. Since then he has been a driving force in the interdisciplinary study of law and economics at the Law School. Goetz currently teaches antitrust law, contracts, law and economics, and modern methods of proof (complex evidence: experts, statistics, video, computers, etc.). He has a scholarly interest in the applications of economic analysis to law and antitrust, regulatory, and non-market public policy analysis. His Law and Economics casebook, published in 1984, is the first of its kind. Goetz is a member of the Public Choice Society, the Southern Economic Association, and Phi Beta Kappa. He serves on the board of editors for the Review of Constitutional Political Economy, as a referee for various professional journals, and as a consultant for a number of legal and non-profit entities.

In 1964-65 Goetz was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pavia, Italy. Prior to his appointment at Virginia, he taught economics at the University of Illinois and Virginia Tech, where he was director of the Virginia Tech graduate program in economics.

Goetz has taught economics courses for the judiciary, in the Law School's LL.M. program for judges, and in programs for the federal judiciary under the auspices of the Federal Judicial Center and of the George Mason Law and Economics Center. He also has worked with a number of law firms as a litigation consultant and expert witness.

Scholarship Profile: Festschrift to Charles J. Goetz (Virginia Journal 2003)

Education

  • Ph.D.
    University of Virginia
    1965
  • A.B.
    Providence
    1961

Books

Textbooks

Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (with Thomas Lambert & Fred S. McChesney), Foundation Press (1–5 ed. 1998–2012).
Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (with Fred S. McChesney), Foundation Press (1–5 ed. 1998–2012).
Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (with Fred S. McChesney), Foundation Press (1–5 ed. 1998–2012).
Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (with Fred S. McChesney), LexisNexis (1–5 ed. 1998–2012).
Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (with Fred S. McChesney), Lexis Law Publishing (1–5 ed. 1998–2012).
Using Experts: Pretrial Preparation, Trial Testimony and Settling Cases (with Gregory P. Joseph & Stephen A. Saltzburg), University of Nebraska College of Law (1985).

Book Chapters

Tullock, Gordon (1922-), in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, Macmillan, 628-630 (1998).
Fiscal Illusion in State and Local Finance, in Budgets and Bureaucrats: The Sources of Government Growth, Duke University Press, 176-187 (1977).
Some Influences of the Form of Political Representation on Majority Rule Fiscal Choices, in Local Service Pricing Policies and Their Effect on Urban Spatial Structure, University of British Columbia Press, 217-229 (1977).

Articles & Reviews

The Courtship of Law and Economics, 12 Hamline Law Review 245-259 (1989).
The Meaning of “Subsidy” and “Injury” in the Countervailing Duty Law (with Lloyd Granet & Warren F. Schwartz), 6 International Review of Law & Economics 17-32 (1986).
The Mitigation Principle: Toward a General Theory of Contractual Obligation (with Robert E. Scott), 69 Virginia Law Review 967-1024 (1983).
Principles of Relational Contracts (with Robert E. Scott), 67 Virginia Law Review 1089-1150 (1981).
Enforcing Promises: An Examination of the Basis of Contract (with Robert E. Scott), 89 Yale Law Journal 1261-1322 (1980).
Measuring Sellers’ Damages: The Lost-Profits Puzzle (with Robert E. Scott), 31 Stanford Law Review 323-373 (1979).
Environmental Policy Formation and the Tax Treatment of Citizen Interest Groups (with Gordon Brady), Law & Contemporary Problems 211-231 (1975).

Op-Eds, Blogs, Shorter Works

The Simplest Remedy: Limit Monthly Payment Increases (with Nicolaus Tideman), Richmond Times-Dispatch E5 (January 27, 2008).
Disingenuous, Partisan Muckraking, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (July 14, 2006).

Current Courses

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Antitrust
Law and Economics

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