Taking Money for Granted
Pedagogical Issues in Law and Economics
Oct 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. 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?