George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Public Law, Economics, & Policy Institute for Solicitors General

Event Details

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  • Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch
  • Division: The Attorneys General Education Program

The Public Law, Economics, and Policy Institute was a three-day educational program that helped state Solicitors General improve their understanding of the basic economic principles often found at the heart of legal and public policy disputes.

Through interactive, classroom-style lectures, Institute participants received a solid grounding in economic concepts and methods and learned how these tools can be applied in the analysis of public law and public policy issues. Topics covered throughout the weekend included big tech antitrust and competition, market imperfections, banking and consumer finance, environmental economics, preemption, federalism, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and other critical areas of concern to the states. The course format included a mixture of lectures and analyses of related cases. Ample time was set aside for participants to interact with and learn from instructors and their fellow participants outside the classroom.