- Code LAWS8570
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all the course requirements will be able to:
- Develop and demonstrate a sound understanding of basic economic methodology as applied in the law and regulation of economics;
- Identify, critically analyse and explain the meaning of concepts such as efficiency, justice, rights, legal rules and institutions and the relationships between them;
- Identify and critically evaluate the economic consequences and role of law and legal institutions in that context;
- Analyse and critically evaluate specific legal policy issues from a law and economics perspective; and
- Plan, design and individually execute a research based project that identifies and critically examines aspects of economic regulation and the legal framework that underlines it.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment for this course will likely consist of:
- Class Participation (10%)
- Research Essay (90%, 7000 words)
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Workload26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe prescribed text for this course is:
- Robert D. COOTER and Thomas ULEN (2012), Law and Economics, Addison Wesley Longman, 6th edition
Preliminary ReadingIt is highly recommended students have access to:
- Posner, Richard A. Economic Analysis of Law, 8th edition, 2010, Aspen Law & Business; especially Parts III, IV, VI and VII
- Mueller, Dennis C. Public Choice III, 3rd ed. 2003, Cambridge University Press especially chapters 1-3 and 16
- Kahn, A. E. (1988) The Economics of Regulation: Principles and Institutions, MIT Press Chapter 1
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents without an Australian law degree must have completed LAWS8587 Law & Economics of Regulation
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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