Functional analysis and normative frameworks in the study of law

Phd. Course in Law and Economics - CBS 19-20 November 2020

28.02.2020 | CBS Copenhagen

Dato tor 19 nov fre 20 nov
Tid 09:00    16:00
Sted Copenhagen Business School, 2000 Frederiksberg

 

Target group

The course is designed for PhD students in law who wish to draw inspiration from theories of law and economics and/or to include a law and economics perspective in their thesis. The course is open to all Nordic PhD students in law.

Programme


Lecturers and organisers

Professor of Law and Economics, Ph.d., Henrik Lando, CBS and Associate Professor, dr. philos, J.S.D. Gunnar Nordén, USN

Basic aims

The course aims to introduce students to functional analysis of law and to normative frameworks that can be applied when understanding, predicting or assessing law. The course aims to throw light on the students’ own research questions.

Basic reading

  1. Analytical Methods for Lawyers, by Jackson, Kaplow, Shavell, et al. Foundation Press, 2003.  Chapter 1-3, 6.5 – 6.8,  7.
  2. Economic analysis of accident law, Steven Shavell, chapter 1-4 in Foundations of the economic analysis of law: https://www.fd.unl.pt/docentes_docs/ma/LTF_MA_24338.pdf,
  3. A  note on the Coase theorem, Henrik Lando and Gunnar Nordén
  4. The Craft of Research, by Booth, Colomb and Williams. Chapter 1-10 (inclusive), mainly 2-10.
  5. Alf Ross and the functional analysis of law, Henrik Lando
  6. Foundations of the economic analysis of law, Steven Shavell: The introduction from https://www.fd.unl.pt/docentes_docs/ma/LTF_MA_24338.pdf above, and chapter 26 in http://www.nber.org/papers/w9700.pdf


Supplementary reading (not required)

  1. An Introduction to Law and Economics, Mitch Polinsky.
  2. Calabresi, G. and D. Melamed. 1972. Property rules, liability rules, and inalienability: one view of the cathedral. Harvard Law Review 85(6), 1089–128.
  3. Foundations of the economic analysis of law, Steven Shavell


Before the course

Partipants are encouraged to

  1. Study the required readings above
  2. Formulate their basic research questions.  It is for this purpose that students should read 'The Craft of Research'; this text will not be explained but its ideas are likely to become clear when we discuss the research questions.   
  3. Formulate, for the normative part of the research question, which normative framework is more suitable for addressing it

The participants should send their research questions and their reflections concerning the normative framework even if unfinished, to hl.law@cbs.dk two weeks before the course. If this proves difficult, please contact us. 

Venue

Details to follow

ECTS

2.5 ECTS (awaits final approval)

Registration

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