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Theories of Private Law and Relationships*

Course Abbreviation: 
PERSP 997B Spring 2012

The course will examine economic, moral and distributive justice theories that underlie private rights and relationships between persons.  Students will learn and apply these theories to analyze and critique selected legal problems of international and global significance including person-hood and its relationship to consent and idiosyncratic value, innovation, artistic expression and property rights regimes, the compensatory, deterrent and corrective role of tort and criminal law, claims hierarchy in bankruptcy, and agency and control issues in business organization law, with particular attention to questions of law firm financing and the delivery of legal services.  In addressing these problems, the course will highlight the interconnectedness of sovereign nations and economies.

*Special topic course