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Economic Analysis of Law

Summary of Contents

Part I. Law and Economics: An Introduction
1. The Nature of Economic Reasoning
2. The Economic Approach to Law

Part II. The Common Law
3. Property
4. Contract Rights and Remedies
5. Family Law and Sex Law
6. Tort Law
7. Criminal Law
8. The Common Law, Legal History, and Jurisprudence

Part III. Public Regulation of the Market
9. The Theory of Monopoly
10. The Antitrust Laws
11. The Regulation of the Employment Relation
12. Public Utility and Common Carrier Regulation
13. The Choice Between Regulation and Common Law

Part IV.  The Law of Business Organizations and Financial Markets
14. Corporations, Secured and Unsecured Financing, Bankruptcy
15. Financial Markets

Part V. Law and the Distribution of Income and Wealth
16. Income Inequalities, Distributive Justice, and Poverty
17. Taxation
18. The Transmission of Wealth at Death

Part VI. The Legal Process
19. The Market, the Adversary System, and the Legislative Process as Methods of Resource Allocation
20. The Process of Legal Rulemaking
21. Civil and Criminal Procedure
22. Evidence
23. Law Enforcement and the Administrative Process

Part VII. The Constitution and the Federal System
24. The Nature and Functions of the Constitution
25. Economic Due Process
26. The Economics of Federalism
27. Racial Discrimination
28. The Protection of Free Markets in Ideas and Religion
29. Searches, Seizures, and Interrogations