Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor Jonathan Molot
J.D. Course 008 | 4 credit hours
This course examines the various instruments the legal system has to deal with social problems. It seeks to identify the advantages and disadvantages of each instrument as a means of dealing with social problems and to provide students with an understanding of why one rather than another instrument is chosen. This year the course will use the mortgage crisis as the vehicle for examining the different potential approaches. Upon analyzing the various options, the course will then undertake an in depth analysis of the regulatory state. The emphasis will be on institutional analysis, exploring the institutional roles of public and private actors in the regulatory state and the procedural framework within which those various institutional actors operate.
This is a required course for first year students only.