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Taking Money for Granted: Pedagogical Issues in Law and Economics.

Start/End Tuesday, October 08, 2013 06:30 PM EDT -- 08:15 PM EDT
Location Name JG 104

This seminar will explore the current state of legal orthodoxy surrounding the social technology known as "money," and the impact of prevailing beliefs about its functioning on legal education and the law school experience more generally.   

Questions to be addressed include:

  • How do lawyers think about what money is, and how it functions?
  • What is the current state of legal scholarship around money, its historical origins, and its role in public policy debate?
  • How are legal ideas about money incorporated, if at all, into the law school experience, and how does that impact future generations of legal thinkers?
  • What alternative methodologies for teaching about money exist, and how could they be incorporated into the law school curriculum?
Moderator: Robert Jackson, Associate Professor of Law & Milton Handler Fellow, Columbia Law School & Co-Director, Ira M. Millstein Center
  1. Roy Kreitner, Professor of Law, Tel Aviv UniversitySpeaker
  2. Robert Hockett, Professor of Law, Cornell University
  3. Fadhel Kaboub, Assistant Professor of Economics, Denison University & Research Associate, Levy Economics Institute at Bard College
Contact: Raul Carrillo, rac2184@columbia.edu