Empirical Investigations of Inequality and Discrimination (SC)

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/15
Credits: 1

Course Description

This course will present the prominent empirical methods to the study of the interrelations across law, markets and society (qualitative, quantitative and experimental research methods). The course will be built around the topic of inequality and discrimination. It will focus on the ways in which markets generate, maintain and legitimize inequality and on the ways in which they can reduce it. It will present different research projects and designs that empirically explore the three levels of this legal-market-society phenomena; the micro level (individual people, their preferences and behaviors), the macro level (markets and legal institutions), and the meso level (social interactions). Using examples of research projects and designs at all three levels, the course will introduce students with the various possible research methods to study inequality and discrimination, and the benefits and limitations of using each one of them.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: Students will be given a take-home exam in a sealed envelope on the last day of class. Students can opt to take the exam at any time, but will be on their honor to take only the stated amount of time working on their exam answer(s), and then uploading their work to EXPO upon completion. The deadline for uploading will be no later than noon two weeks after the last class session.
Final Exam Notes:

Students will be given a take-home exam in a sealed envelope on the last day of class. Students can opt to take the exam at any time, but will be on their honor to take only the stated amount of time working on their exam answer(s), and then uploading their work to EXPO upon completion. The deadline for uploading will be no later than noon two weeks after the last class session.


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 Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**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

Schedule No.
120217077
Law No.
LAW7800
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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