Government Regulation of Business   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 850 - Government Regulation of Business

Credits: 3

This course surveys the legal, economic and policy framework that governs American business. In doing so, it examines the core principles that guide our economy and, against the backdrop of the proposition that non-regulated markets are generally preferred, introduces a number or areas of regulation, including antitrust, securities, environmental, patents, health-care, advertising/information and consumer protection. We will critically examine economic rationales, legal ground rules and regulatory models. One objective will be to gain a good understanding of how government intervention has actually played out in selected markets and why. We will also examine markets that, though once regulated, have since been deregulated.

Basis of Grade: Final exam and class participation

Form of Grade: Letter