2013 Summer School in Law and Economics: New Tools in Law and Economics
Study the Field of Law and Economics at its Birthplace
The University of Chicago is the birthplace of “Law and Economics,” and it continues to be the international center for the study of this interdisciplinary field. At the University of Chicago, such brilliant minds as Richard Epstein, Richard Posner, and Nobel laureates Gary Becker, Ronald Coase, and George Stigler have worked together for more than fifty years to change the foundation of legal analysis. Entire fields of law—antitrust, tort, contracts, corporate, and property law—have been completely transformed by Law and Economics, and nearly every area of law has been affected by it. Law and Economics is in every law class and casebook in America, and the tools of Law and Economics are now starting to be used all over the world.
The Program for the 2013 Summer School will have five subject units. Each unit will include five lectures, all in English. Required reading materials in English will be distributed about 60 days in
advance of the program. Lectures will be delivered by some of UChicago’s most prominent faculty
in the Institute for Law and Economics. The program will also invite some participants to discuss
their own work in colloquium sessions with UChicago faculty moderators.
2013 Subject Units
- Empirical Methods in Law and Economics - Thomas Miles
- Law and Public Choice - Saul Levmore
- New Tools in the Economic Analysis of Competition Law - Randal Picker
- Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection Law - Omri Ben-Shahar
- Social Networks, Social Norms, and Behavioral Analysis - Lior Strahilevitz
Cost and Lodging
Tuition and fees for the Summer School total $2,500, which includes the cost of lodging, two meals (breakfast and lunch) per day, all organized social activities, and food during class breaks. Participants will be housed at the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, Chicago. Participants must arrange for their own travel to and from Chicago.
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required upon acceptance to the Summer School.
The Law School awards a very small number of need-based scholarships to cover tuition and fees. If you believe you may qualify for a scholarship, please indicate your interest on the Summer School application form.
Many universities reimburse fees for participation and travel to educational events and conferences. Check with your academic department to see if the Summer School qualifies.
Applying for the Program
Who Should Apply
The University of Chicago invites legal scholars from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and South Korea to apply to the two-week program. Professors, assistant professors, lecturers, and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply. Policymakers and judges, as well as researchers from other disciplines— including economics, finance, and political science—are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have sufficient command of the English language to complete the required readings and participate in rigorous classroom discussion. All courses and materials will be offered in English without translation.
Necessary documentation for the visa application process for travel to the United States will be provided upon acceptance to the program by the Institute for Law and Economics.
How to Apply
Applications should be made online at http://uchicagolawandecon.org/application
We ask applicants to provide statements outlining background in law and economics, current research interest, and reasons for interest in attending the Summer School. Applicants must provide a current CV in English detailing educational background, employment history, and a list of publications.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by January 10, 2013.
Notification: Admission notices will be sent to applicants no later than January 31, 2013.