Law, Legal Institutions, and the New Political Economy
In this seminar, we consider key legal ideas through the lens of political economy -- which is the interplay among economics, law, and politics. This perspective has had a powerful and growing impact on how scholars and judges view the nature and scope of law and politics in the modern regulatory state. We look at a range of topics from this perspective, including: constitutional adjudication (from both an historical and contemporary viewpoint), statutory interpretation, regulatory administration, and jurisprudence – all with an eye toward better understanding the dynamic interaction among law, politics, and social change. This seminar, taught within a five-week period from October 4 through November 1, will require a 2-draft paper. Final grade will be based upon this paper, and also class participation.
Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 709