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Saul Levmore : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: The Rise of Women
LAWS 95902
Popular literature and academic writing have taken up the "gender upheaval" of recent years. Women are a substantial majority of college graduates, and not only in the United States. Many professions have been transformed by the rise of women – or is it the fall of man? Law firms may be next, though our profession seems harder to conquer. In this seminar we will read and discuss several books including Hanna Rosin, The End of Men and the Rise of Women and Paul Seabright, The War of the Sexes. We will meet on specified Thursday evenings during the Autumn and Winter Quarters. Please do not sign up for this seminar if you have other obligations on Thursday evenings between 7:30-9:30. Meetings will be in Professor Levmore and Roin's home, where we will be joined by a different visiting faculty member at each meeting. Tentative dates: October 10, 24; November 7; January 16, 30; February 6.
Autumn 2013
Saul Levmore, Julie Roin
Public Choice
LAWS 69001
This course focuses on the relationship between modern perspectives on voting and interest groups on the one hand and legislation and judicial interventions on the other. Public choice is essentially the science of collective decision-making, and it comes with several well developed tools of analysis. With these tools, and that perspective, we revisit the interactions between legislatures and judges, democracy's attempt to solve certain problems, and the roles played by a variety of legal doctrines and constitutional institutions (from takings law to line-item vetoes and to the meaning of precedents). As the course proceeds, we explore specific topics in law, such as the possibility of judicial vote-trading, the role of referenda in some jurisdictions but not others, and the role of precedent itself. Grades will be based on a final examination.
Winter 2014
Saul Levmore
Torts
LAWS 30611
The focus of this course, offered over two sequential quarters, is on the Anglo-American system (mainly judge-created) of the liability for injury to person or property. Special stress is laid on the legal doctrines governing accidental injury, including as negligence and strict liability. The student's grade is based on a single final examination at the end of the Winter quarter.
Autumn 2013
Saul Levmore
Torts
LAWS 30611
The focus of this course, offered over two sequential quarters, is on the Anglo-American system (mainly judge-created) of the liability for injury to person or property. Special stress is laid on the legal doctrines governing accidental injury, including as negligence and strict liability. The student's grade is based on a single final examination.
Winter 2014
Saul Levmore