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, statutory interpretation, administrative law and regulation, and jurisprudence – all with an eye toward better understanding the dynamic interaction among law, politics, and social change. There are no prerequisites for this seminar. The first meeting for this seminar will be during the third week of the semester, September 13, and the final meeting will be November 15. There will one or two longer sessions to make up the required minutes for a 2-credit seminar. The final paper for this seminar will count for the research writing requirement.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 709
Additional Course Information: Research Writing


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Law, Legal Institutions, and the New Political Economy
Faculty: Rodriguez, Daniel B. (courses | profile)
Weingast, Barry
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 7

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