Course Details

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


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Law, Legal Institutions, and the New Political Economy
Faculty: Rodriguez, Daniel B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15