JEP

Case Analysis Seminar, February 6-9, 2014

Agenda

Thursday, February 6

Reception and dinner held at the Pool/Landings

6:00 - 6:30 pm

 

Registration, Lobby

6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

Reception & Dinner, Pool/Landings

 

Welcome
Henry N. Butler, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director, Law & Economics Center

 

The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

The Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Professor of Law (on leave), George Mason University School of Law

Friday, February 7

Classes held in the Sea Turtle Room

7:15 - 8:00 am

 

Breakfast, Dolphin Room

8:00 - 9:30 am

 

Class 1: 

Review of Economic Concepts: The Coase Theorem

 

Case:

Adams v. Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co.
Adams v. Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. (edited)

Richard A. Posner, Economic Analysis of Law (New York: Aspen Publishers, 2011); pp. 77-87 (§ 3.8)

9:45 - 11:00 am

 

Class 2: 

Property Rights and Takings

 

Case:

Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Mangement (edited)

 

Case:

Board of Supervisors v. Omni Homes
Board fo Supervisors v. Omni Homes (edited)

 

Posner:

pp. 59-63 (§§ 3.4-5); 108-109 (§ 3.15); 857-863 (§23.5-8); 70-77 (§ 3.7)

11: 15 - 12:30 pm

 

Class 3: 

A Really Huge Case

 

Case:

In re Deepwater Horizon
In re Deepwater Horizon (edited)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

 

Working Lunch

 

Class 4:

Negligence

 

Case:

Arnett Holdings v. Kum & Go
Arnett Holdings v. Kum & Go (edited)

 

Case:

Haygood v. DeEscabedo
Haygood v. DeEscabedo (edited)

 

Posner:

pp. 213-217 (§ 6.1); 320-323 (§8.2); 243-259 (§§ 6.10-14)

2:00 pm

 

Adjourn for Day

 

Saturday, February 8

Classes held in the Sea Turtle Room

7:15 - 8:00 am

 

Breakfast, Dolphin Deck

8:00 - 9:15 am

 

Class 5:

Class Actions

 

 

Case:

In Re Tobacco II Cases
In Re Tobacco II Cases (edited)

 

 

Case:

Greentree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle
Greentree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle (edited)

 

 

Posner:

pp. 785-789 (§ 21.12); 800-804 (§§ 21.16-17)

9:30 - 10:45 am

 

Class 6:

Corporate Law

 

 

Case:

Koehler v. NetSpend
Koehler v. NetSpend (edited)

 

 

Case:

Simkin v. Blank
Simkin v. Blank (edited)

11:00 - 12:15 pm

 

Class 7:

First Amendment

 

 

Case:

Citizens United v. FEC
Citizens United v. FEC (edited)

 

 

Case:

Madison Teachers Inc. v. Scott Walker
Madison Teachers Inc. v. Scott Walker (edited)

 

 

Posner:

pp. 931-932 (§28.1); 939-943 (§§28.3-4); 945-947 (§28.6)

12:15 - 5:00 pm

 

Study Break

5:15 - 6:30 pm

 

Class 8:

Hot Gas

 

 

Case:

In Re Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices Litigation
In Re Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices Litigation (edited)

 

 

Posner:

pp. 138-148 (§§ 4.7-9); 492-499 (§§ 13.2-4)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

Reception & DinnerBeach Grill

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 9

 Depart - No Group Acticities Planned