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Law & Contemporary Problems Symposium: The Relationship Between Law and Markets

May 6, 2016

Duke Law faculty will present works in progress relating to law and markets. This symposium will explore such questions as:

  • 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?
  • When can market forces compensate for an absence of effective legal rules or remedies?
  • What are the conditions under which market enforcement and legal enforcement act as complements, rather than substitutes?

Scholarly papers will be presented in a symposium issue of Law & Contemporary Problems.

Law and Markets Symposium Schedule

May, 6, 2016 - Room 3000, Duke Law School

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:25 a.m. Joseph Blocher & Mitu Gulati, “Expulsion in International Law”
   Commenter: Larry Helfer

9:25–10:20 a.m.

Sam Buell & Rachel Brewster, “The Market for Anti-Corruption Enforcement”


Commenter: Maggie Lemos

10:20–10:40 a.m.


10:40–11:35 a.m.

Kim Krawiec, Wenhao Liu, & Marc Melcher, “Contract Development In A Matching Market: The Case of Kidney Exchange”

  Commenter: Arti Rai
11:35–12:30 p.m. Taisu Zhang, “Land Markets in Early Modern Economies”
  Commenter: Barak Richman
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30–2:25 p.m. Larry Zelenak, “The Body in Question: The Income Tax and Human Body Materials”
  Commenter: Gregg Polsky
2:25–3:20 p.m. Steven Schwarcz, “Changing Law to Address Changing Markets: A Consequence-Based Analysis"
  Commenter: Lawrence Baxter
3:20–3:40 p.m. Break
3:40–4:35 p.m.
Lisa Griffin, “Plea Bargaining, Indigent Defense, and the Potential for Market Effects”
  Commenter: Sara Beale
4:35–5:30 p.m. Jonas Monast, Brian Murray, & Jonathan Wiener, “On Markets, Morals, and Climate Change”
  Commenter: Matt Adler
6:00 p.m. Cocktail hour at Nana’s
7:00 p.m. Dinner at Nana’s