Lecturer in Introduction to Law and Economics

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Lecturer in Law - Introduction to Law and Economics

Gould School of Law Faculty Los Angeles, California

USC Gould School of Law is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate law class, Introduction to Law and Economics, for the Fall 2021 semester, from August 23 to December, 2021 (final exam period from December 8 to 15). The class is scheduled to be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00PM to 1:50PM.  

Candidates should have strong legal professional backgrounds, preferably with teaching experience. The course will be taught exclusively to enrolled undergraduate students.

This course exposes students to the influential "law and economics" approach to analyzing law and legal institutions.  Using basic tools of microeconomics, the course explores the core common law subjects of property, contracts, torts, civil procedure, and criminal law, as well as other advanced topics in private and public law.  Law and economics examines law from the perspective of designing efficient or wealth-maximizing systems.  The course will explore the philosophical foundations of law and economics, as well as various critiques of the approach.

This class may be postponed to a later semester if there are less than 6 students enrolled.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles is influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.