An Introduction to Law and Economics

Author: A. Mitchell Polinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9780735584488
Format: PDF
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This compact paperback, distinguished by its brevity and clarity, studies a limited number of topics in the economic analysis of the law in order to help students learn how to approach legal rules like an economist. Among the many attributes of this venerable course book: Presents a good basic knowledge of economic principles and issues pertaining to the law. Uses a normative approach that shows students how to assess legal rules and policies in terms of economic and social goals. Focuses on a set of core topics, including property, contracts, torts, criminal law, and litigation. Offers clear explanations in accessible terms without using specialized jargon, math, or graphs. Shows students how to think like an economist and understand legal issues from an economic perspective. New to the Fourth Edition: Updated and refined throughout. The chapter on probability rules has been expanded. A new chapter that discusses the liability system versus the regulatory system. The bibliography has been completely updated. A short appendix with a sample syllabus that could be used as a basis for teaching the course or for a student to follow for additional readings. An Introduction to Law and Economics, Fourth Edition, continues to offer students succinct, clear explanations of the economic analysis of law and the legal system.

Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Steven Shavell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043499
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book Steven Shavell provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of the economic approach to the building blocks of our legal system, namely, property law, tort law, contract law, and criminal law. He also examines the litigation process as well as welfare economics and morality. Aimed at a broad audience, this book requires neither a legal background nor technical economics or mathematics to understand it. Because of its breadth, analytical clarity, and general accessibility, it is likely to serve as a definitive work in the economic analysis of law.

The Economic Approach to Law Third Edition

Author: Thomas J. Miceli
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503604578
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Master teacher Thomas J. Miceli provides an introduction to law and economics that reveals how economic principles can explain the structure of the law and make it more efficient. The third edition of this seminal textbook is thoroughly updated to include recent cases and the latest scholarship, with particular attention paid to torts, contracts, property rights, and the economics of crime. A new chapter organization, ideal for quarter- or semester-long courses, strengthens the book's focus on unifying themes in the field. As Miceli tells a cohesive, analytical "story" about law from a distinctly economic perspective, exercises and problems encourage students to deepen their knowledge. A companion website is available at http://www.sup.org/economiclaw. It offers a full suite of resources for both students and professors. Key pedagogical features include cases; discussion points that provide additional analysis of topics in the book; graduate notes, which enrich the text for more advanced readers; and relevant links. Professors have access to sample syllabi for undergraduate and graduate courses and an instructor's manual, which provides answers to all of the end-of-chapter questions and problems in the book.

Introduction to Law

Author: Joanne B. Hames
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780134868240
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For introductory courses in law. Introducing students to the system, principles, and concepts of law Introduction to Law guides students through the beginnings of their law education, using premium features to explore basic legal concepts related to substantive and procedural law. Students are exposed to cases, statutes, regulations, and the Constitution, while developing their legal vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and ability to read cases. All chapters of the 6th edition have been reviewed, edited, and updated to reflect current law and legal forms and to provide additional activities illustrating real-world applications of legal practices.

Law and Economics

Author: Jeffrey L. Harrison
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393930535
Format: PDF
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This appealing text for the Law and Economics course features: An engaging approach that stresses student comprehension Numerous cases based on court decisions Extensive coverage of important and timely topics such as the Coase theorem, intellectual property, and behavioral economics Law and Economics in Action boxes that heighten student interest Short chapters to allow maximum flexibility for the instructor

Law s Order

Author: David D. Friedman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400823471
Format: PDF, ePub
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What does economics have to do with law? Suppose legislators propose that armed robbers receive life imprisonment. Editorial pages applaud them for getting tough on crime. Constitutional lawyers raise the issue of cruel and unusual punishment. Legal philosophers ponder questions of justness. An economist, on the other hand, observes that making the punishment for armed robbery the same as that for murder encourages muggers to kill their victims. This is the cut-to-the-chase quality that makes economics not only applicable to the interpretation of law, but beneficial to its crafting. Drawing on numerous commonsense examples, in addition to his extensive knowledge of Chicago-school economics, David D. Friedman offers a spirited defense of the economic view of law. He clarifies the relationship between law and economics in clear prose that is friendly to students, lawyers, and lay readers without sacrificing the intellectual heft of the ideas presented. Friedman is the ideal spokesman for an approach to law that is controversial not because it overturns the conclusions of traditional legal scholars--it can be used to advocate a surprising variety of political positions, including both sides of such contentious issues as capital punishment--but rather because it alters the very nature of their arguments. For example, rather than viewing landlord-tenant law as a matter of favoring landlords over tenants or tenants over landlords, an economic analysis makes clear that a bad law injures both groups in the long run. And unlike traditional legal doctrines, economics offers a unified approach, one that applies the same fundamental ideas to understand and evaluate legal rules in contract, property, crime, tort, and every other category of law, whether in modern day America or other times and places--and systems of non-legal rules, such as social norms, as well. This book will undoubtedly raise the discourse on the increasingly important topic of the economics of law, giving both supporters and critics of the economic perspective a place to organize their ideas.

Law and Economics

Author: Robert Cooter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781292021843
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Law and economics has become a central course in U.S. legal education and for students majoring in topics like economics, political science, and philosophy. Cooter and Ulen provide a clear introduction to economic analysis and its application to legal rules and institutions that is accessible to any student who has taken principles of microeconomics. The book's structure is flexible, beginning with an introductory overview of economic tools followed by paired chapters in five core areas of law: property, contracts, torts, legal process, and crime. Students leave the course understanding how microeconomic theory can be used to critically evaluate law and public policy.

Strategies and Tactics for the FINZ Multistate Method

Author: Steven Finz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454878886
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Strategies & Tactics for the Finz Multistate Method features more than 1100 multiple-choice questions and answers, with over 140 questions for each topic. Every question is written in the Multistate Bar Exam style and complies with the latest MBE formats. Since they are original and not actual released exam questions, these questions are unavailable anywhere else. An in-depth guide, “Strategies & Tactics—Playing the MBE Game to Win,” shows students how to handle MBE and MBE-style multiple-choice questions. Detailed answers explain the correct choice and show why the others fall short. Strategies & Tactics for the Finz Multistate Method comes with a complete 200-question MBE-style practice exam. The revised Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest MBE formats and presents 75 brand new original questions. Features: more than 1100 multiple-choice questions and answers―over 140 questions for each topic every question written in the Multistate Bar Exam style and complies with the latest MBE formats questions are unavailable anywhere else―author-generated but are not released exam questions Strategies & Tactics—Playing the MBE Game to Win, an in-depth guide on handling MBE and MBE-style multiple-choice questions detailed answers that explain the correct choice and why the others are incorrect complete 200-question MBE-style practice exam The revised Third Edition presents: 75 brand new original questions

Law and Economics in a Nutshell

Author: Jeffrey Harrison
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634603102
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This guide provides expert coverage of the classic issues, including basic price theory; definitions of efficiency; the Coase Theorem; and the economics of contract law, tort law, criminal law, regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property. The text also discusses less conventional topics such as public choice, what it means to be a rational maximizer of self-interest, the assumptions underlying economic analysis as applied to law, limitations on the application of economic theory to law, the theory of second best, the prisoner's dilemma, the economics of marriage, the economics of inheritance, evolutionary theories of law, the economics of settlement, and the implications of recent research into happiness.