Spring 2010 Section 001
Law 445: Public Choice and Public Law Seminar

Schedule: Day Class
Instructor(s):
Zywicki, Todd
Credit Hours: 3
CRN: 19858
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Location: Hazel Hall 348
Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
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Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: no exam-2010
Prerequisites: None
General Description:

Provides students with a critical introduction to and analysis of public-choice and social-choice literature and relates covered concepts to actual cases, statutes, and legal doctrines. Covered topics will include structural and evolutionary analyses of state and federal legislative decision-making processes; structural and evolutionary analyses of judicial decision-making processes, including the doctrines of stare decisis and justiciability; evaluating public choice and social choice based proposals to expand the reach of federal judicial review; examining the proper role, if any, of interest group theory in constitutional and statutory interpretation; delineating the spheres of public and private law; examining the role of public choice and social choice in developing a structural analysis of separation of powers and federalism; and evaluating the competing roles of efficiency and cycling on the evolution of legal doctrine. Specific coverage may vary from year to year.