Via Josh Wright, here’s an announcement for the Levy Fellowship at George Mason University School of Law. It’s a program to support PhD economists (and ABDs) pursuing law degrees. These days, a JD and a PhD are pretty much required for an academic post at a good law school, so check it out if you’re interested in teaching. After all, the world clearly needs more economists and more lawyers. . . .Well both a law degree and economics degree may be pretty much required for an academic post in a good law school in the U.S. but not it seems here in New Zealand. In fact I have yet to see any real interest shown by any law school in New Zealand in law and economics. The only law and economics courses I know of are in economics departments. ECON327, for example, is a third year course on the Economic Analysis of Law offered in the economics department here at Canterbury. But very few law students seem to take it. What I don't get is why law schools here are so anti law and economics. After all as the Klein posting makes clear it is big business overseas. Why are our guys so far behind the times?
Friday, 10 September 2010
Differing views on law and economics
Peter Klein writes at the Organizations and Markets blog: