• Game Theory – 6897



Subject Area

Analytical Methods/Law & Economics
  • Student Year
    Upper Division
    Course type
    Grad. Requirements
    Upper Division Legal Writing


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

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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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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