Economics for LawyersClass Term:
Fall Term 2020-2021Catalog Number:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
The course is being offered online by the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and will be administered by its Director of Online Programs, Professor Michael Reksulak. Students will be provided a free electronic copy of the text, Henry N. Butler et al., Economic Analysis for Lawyers (3d ed. 2014). The course involves videotaped lectures, with transcripts available for students who prefer to read the lecture material; in addition to the lectures there is a significant student‐faculty interaction component in the form of “live,” real‐time sessions via an established online learning platform.
Questions concerning the course can be directed to Professor Oh, who is supervising the course.
The grade for the course will be based on regular assignments along with a midterm and final exam. The midterm and final exam are both entirely multiple choice questions that will be administered entirely through the online platform.
This course is an introductory survey of basic tools involved in microeconomic analysis (including basic financial and statistical concepts, as well as game theory), and application of these tools to various areas of the law, including, Antitrust, Contract, Criminal, Property, and Tort Law. No background in economics, psychology, or statistics is presumed or required. The course is being offered online by the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and will be administered by its Director of Online Programs, Professor Michael Reksulak.