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Game Theory
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Type

LEC

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisites

Law 6053 Analytical Methods for Lawyers or 6644 Economic Analysis of Law or instructor permission.

Senior Writing

Yes

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

Game theory, the analysis of the logic of strategic behavior within interpersonal interactions, offers useful insights into how legal rules affect the way people behave. This seminar introduces what constitutes a game, payoffs, and basic solution concepts, such as the Nash Equilibrium. The seminar focuses on how various models, particularly the prisoner's dilemma, coordination games, and "chicken," can be used to study problems that arise in an array of legal fields, including but not limited to tort, contract, antitrust, bankruptcy, and environmental law. This seminar satisfies the requirement for substantial writing.

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Sections

Spring 2015: Game Theory

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Type

LEC

Credits

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)

Fall 2013: Game Theory

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Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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Documents and Readings:

Fall 2012: Game Theory

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Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

Documents and Readings:

  • Game Theory and the Law (Baird)
    Location: Reserve Stacks
    Author(s): Baird, Douglas G.
    Call Number: K212 .B35 1994
    Barcode: 31951T000506522
    ISBN 10: 0674341198
  • Game Theory and the Law (Rasmusen)
    Location: Reserve Stacks
    Author(s): Eric B. Rasmusen (Editor)
    Call Number: K487.E3 G36x 2007
    Barcode: 31951D02614102Z