Constitutional Law and Economics

Section 1, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/15
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will explore how economic reasoning informs constitutional and public law processes, including bargaining, voting, delegating, and enforcement. We will consider the incentive effects of legal rules and institutional designs and evaluate their implications for public and semi-public goods (like civil rights and international cooperation on climate change) and club and private goods (like welfare benefits and the right to immigrate).

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Substantial Research Paper due no later than noon on last day of the exam period.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Students may provide a written waiver of the prerequisite from the professor to SRO based on comparable graduate-level Constitutional Law coursework. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Law and Economics II: Public Law and Economics (7151)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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