Public Law: Economic Concepts and Cases focuses on the application of economic concepts to numerous areas of public law. Topics for discussion include market imperfections; taxation; risk and cost-benefit analysis; employment and labor law; crime and punishment; environmental policy; economic liberties; climate change and public nuisance; and political speech. The course format includes a mixture … Continue reading “Public Law: Economic Concepts and Cases”

The numbers of cases being brought through multidistrict litigation proceedings (or MDLs) has grown dramatically in recent years. Is this capitalizing on efficiencies to further civil justice or clogging up the system? What’s driving plaintiffs to use the MDL process? What objections or concerns do defendants, judges, and legislators have to the growing trends? How … Continue reading “The Growth of MDLs: What’s Driving the Trends and At What Consequence for Civil Justice?”