565 Law & Markets Colloquium

This seminar is a component of the Duke Project on Law and Markets. The Law and Markets project seeks to engage foundational questions concerning the intersection of law and markets. For example, what are (or should be) the limits of markets? To what extent, and how, should the legal system address market-driven inequalities in income, wealth, or access to goods and services (such as health care and education, among others)? When does the law substitute for or correct imperfect markets? Correspondingly, when can market forces compensate for an absence of effective legal rules or remedies? And what are the conditions under which market enforcement and legal enforcement act as complements, rather than substitutes?

The Law and Markets Project will explore these and other questions, with the hope that a broad consideration of these topics yields insights about the relationship between law and the marketplace. Class meetings will include both discussion sessions, in which the class engages relevant background reading, and workshop sessions, in which speakers present papers or discuss a body of work related to law and markets.

The seminar will meet six times each semester and students must enroll for both semesters. Grading will be based on a combination of the quality of reaction papers responsive to class readings and participation in class discussions.

Course Frequency*
Course Areas of Practice
2016
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

565.02 2 Joseph Blocher, Kimberly D. Krawiec W 3:45-5:35 PM 4055

This seminar is a component of the Duke Project on Law and Markets. The Law and Markets project seeks to engage foundational questions concerning the intersection of law and markets. For example, what are (or should be) the limits of markets? To what extent, and how, should the legal system address market-driven inequalities in income, wealth, or access to goods and services (such as health care and education, among others)? When does the law substitute for or correct imperfect markets? Correspondingly, when can market forces compensate for an absence of effective legal rules or remedies? And what are the conditions under which market enforcement and legal enforcement act as complements, rather than substitutes?

The Law and Markets Project will explore these and other questions, with the hope that a broad consideration of these topics yields insights about the relationship between law and the marketplace. Class meetings will include both discussion sessions, in which the class engages relevant background reading, and workshop sessions, in which speakers present papers or discuss a body of work related to law and markets.

The seminar will meet six times each semester and students must enroll for both semesters. Grading will be based on a combination of the quality of reaction papers responsive to class readings and participation in class discussions.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

565.01 2 Joseph Blocher, Kimberly D. Krawiec W 3:45-5:35 PM Room 4046
This seminar is a component of the Duke Project on Law and Markets. The Law and Markets project seeks to engage foundational questions concerning the intersection of law and markets. For example, what are (or should be) the limits of markets? To what extent, and how, should the legal system address market-driven inequalities in income, wealth, or access to goods and services (such as health care and education, among others)? When does the law substitute for or correct imperfect markets? Correspondingly, when can market forces compensate for an absence of effective legal rules or remedies? And what are the conditions under which market enforcement and legal enforcement act as complements, rather than substitutes? The Law and Markets Project will explore these and other questions, with the hope that a broad consideration of these topics yields insights about the relationship between law and the marketplace. Class meetings will include both discussion sessions, in which the class engages relevant background reading, and workshop sessions, in which speakers present papers or discuss a body of work related to law and markets. The seminar will meet six times each semester and students must enroll for both semesters. Grading will be based on a combination of the quality of reaction papers responsive to class readings and participation in class discussions.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.