Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2017
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Session Type: Subsessions
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Union Square 4
    Floor: 4th Floor
    Economics is generally viewed as  a positive  science. Law, on the other hand, is and must be normative.The decision to employ economics in legal analysis and decision making is, therefore, a normative decision. One of the normative criteria is whether the economics conforms to reality. This session focuses on the hazards of not recognizing the distinction between the theoretical world of economics and the normative reality in which people live in society and in which law is relevant. In this session, three law professors with Ph.Ds in economics deconstruct the application of neoclassical economics to antitrust, examine home schooling, and discuss the clash between the principle of precedent and normative goals. 
Session Speakers
Syracuse University College of Law

Emory University School of Law

Session Fees

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