Taking Money for Granted

Pedagogical Issues in Law and Economics
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Tuesday October 8, 2013

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.

Overview

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?

Participants

Speakers:

Roy Kreitner

Professor of Law
Tel Aviv University

Roy Kreitner teaches courses on private law, legal history, and law and political thought at Tel Aviv Law School, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, a visiting researcher at the University of Turin, Italy, and taught at Brooklyn Law School before joining the Faculty in Tel-Aviv.

Fadhel Kaboub

Associate Professor of Economics
Denison University

Dr. Fadhel Kaboub is Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University (OH) and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.

Robert Hockett

Edward Cornell Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Robert Hockett joined the Cornell Law Faculty in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Century Foundation and regular commissioned author for the New America Foundation, and does regular consulting work for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, Americans for Financial Reform, the ‘Occupy’ Cooperative, and a number of federal and state legislators and local governments.

Moderator: 

Robert J. Jackson, Jr.

Associate Professor of Law & Milton Handler Fellow
Columbia Law School

Robert J. Jackson, Jr. is Associate Professor of Law, Milton Handler Fellow, and Co-Director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School, where his research emphasizes empirical study of executive compensation and corporate governance matters.

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