We argue that with the increasing availability of information about actors’ characteristics, negligence law should give up much of its objectivity by allowing courts to “subjectify” the standard of care.
The most fundamental feature of negligence law is the "reasonable person" standard. This feature bases negligence law on a strictly objective foundation: it requires people to behave in the prudent way that, as Holmes explained, the ordinary, typical member of their community observes.
Information privacy is rapidly emerging as one of the key areas of consumer protection in our era. This conference will examine the role of contract in policing information privacy. Are private contracts an efficient regulatory tool of data privacy? Should the law incorporate mandatory protections, not waivable by consumers?
It is no secret that websites and mobile apps collect abundant information about users, far more than necessary to provide the services people expect. Mostly, they use the big data harmlessly to tailor ads and personalized services. Sometimes, however, the data are shared in disturbing ways.
Title forthcoming Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration and Chicago Harris; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab, Unviersity of Chicago
Speaking to an engaged audience of nearly seven dozen international lawyers and scholars attending the fourth annual Summer Institute in Law and Economics, financial innovator Dr. Richard L. Sandor, the Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics at the Law School and the principal supporter of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, delivered a powerful lecture arguing that markets can play an important role in tackling difficult environmental issues.
Speaking to an engaged audience of nearly seven dozen international lawyers and scholars attending the fourth annual Summer Institute in Law and Economics, financial innovator Dr. Richard L.
A leap in global representation at the Law School's Summer Institute for Law and Economics speaks to the discipline’s, and the Law School’s, rising influence and impact. In three years, the Summer Institute has gone from serving only Chinese scholars to drawing participants from 26 countries.
Since it began in 2012, the annual Summer Institute for Law and Economics has been working to transform legal systems around the world by sharing the Law School’s signature interdisciplinary