Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2017
    3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Pedagogy Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Yosemite B
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    Recognizing that in many contexts, competent law-related analysis requires competent economic analysis, the Section advances a more inclusive, interdisciplinary approach to law-related economic issues than the narrow neoclassical approach that is typically employed under rubric of “law and economics.”  According to socio-economics, competent law-related economic analysis requires a consideration of all materially relevant principles and evidence drawn not only from the entire discipline of economics (not limited to neoclassical economics) but also drawn from disciplines beyond economics including anthropology, criminology, history, philosophy (including ethics), political science, psychology, religion, sociology, as well as  biology and other natural sciences. Informed by this broader interdisciplinary approach, socio-economists recognize that distributional considerations matter not only normatively (in terms of values) but also positively (in terms of facts).  Based on these principles, law teachers are better able to prepare future lawyers in their role as client advocates and public citizens (1) to assist people in identifying and securing their essential economic rights, interests, and responsibilities and (2) to assist society in improving the law.  

    At this session especially directed to new law teachers and teachers new to socio-economics, a panel of active members of the Section will (1) briefly describe how socio-economic principles enhance their teaching, scholarship and service, and (2) respond to questions and comments. It is the hope of the panelists that the session will help to broaden and deepen the appreciation of socio-economic principles and establish constructive, cooperative, continuing, professional relationships.

Session Speakers
Syracuse University College of Law
Moderator and Speaker

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

University of Minnesota Law School

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

University of Akron School of Law

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5390] Socio-Economics: $0.00