David Driesen, The Economic Dynamics of Law

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dean's Seminar Room
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Leslie Stone

David Driesen, University Professor at Syracuse University College of Law, will be speaking at the law school about his new book, The Economic Dynamics of Law.  The book posits that instead of treating law as a transaction, we should treat law as an effort to avoid systemic risk while keeping open a robust set of opportunities, focus on change over time, and employ economic dynamic analysis (a form of institutional economic analysis) to analyze trends and law's likely effects. Professor Driesen engages in public service relating to constitutional and environmental law.  He has written numerous amicus briefs in Supreme Court cases and has represented then-Senators Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, Joseph Biden, and others in Clean Air Act litigation in the D.C. Circuit. The talk will take place in the Dean's Seminar Room from 2:00-3:30 pm on Dec. 12, and is open to all members of the Boalt community.

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