USC Gould School of Law is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate law class, Introduction to Law and Economics, for the fall 2021 semester, from August 23 to December, 2021 (final exam period from December 8 to 15). The class is scheduled to be held onÂ Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00AM to 11:50AM. Â Â
Candidates should have strong legal professional backgrounds, preferably with teaching experience. The course will be taught exclusively to enrolled undergraduate students.
This course exposes students to the influential "law and economics" approach to analyzing law and legal institutions.Â Using basic tools of microeconomics, the course explores the core common law subjects of property, contracts, torts, civil procedure, and criminal law, as well as other advanced topics in private and public law.Â Law and economics examines law from the perspective of designing efficient or wealth-maximizing systems.Â The course will explore the philosophical foundations of law and economics, as well as various critiques of the approach.
This class may be postponed to a later semester if there are less than 6 students enrolled.
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