Monday, March 27, 2017

Free Distance Learning

Both of the courses I am teaching this year are being video recorded and webbed. It occurred to me that some of my readers might find one or both interesting.

Economic Analysis of Law
Class Page
Book: Late Draft in HTML  Page Images with Virtual Footnotes

Legal Systems Very Different From Ours
Class Page


Toby said...

Thanks David. Looking forward to viewing these lectures!

atticus said...

Thank you for sharing David!!!

montestruc said...


Below Potential said...

This is very cool. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

TheVidra said...

Yet another thank you!

RJ Miller said...

Very good to see this made available!

I've pointed out to people over the years that higher education is basically a subsidized version of what would otherwise amount to downloading and discussing something at a coffee shop :-)

I'll be passing this post around.

George Weinberg said...

Great stuff! Is there some way to donwload the lectures so I can listen to them offline?

Unknown said...

This is great!

The question "What are some of the good places to study economic analysis of law?" appeared yesterday in a faceBook thread. Of course I told the guy about David's class.

Other people mentioned LSE, Tilburg, Chicago, Santa Clara, George Mason, UW Madison, Aix-en-Provence, CEVRO in Prague, ..., &c. @David, what additional advice would you give?

David Friedman said...

I'm retiring at the end of this semester. I expect I'll continue to teach an occasional class as an emeritus professor, but I don't think someone should count on there being a law and econ class available while he was a student here.

Chicago should still be pretty good. There are some good people in the field at Harvard. I've been saying for some time that George Mason is the best not yet famous econ department, since it has a number of smart odd people such as Bryan Caplan and Robin Hanson. I don't know how good their current law and econ program is, though.

matthewhayden said...

I'm sorry to hear you're retiring, but I'm sure you'll have fun.

I hope that once you are emeritized you continue to involve yourself in libertarian 'organizing' because your work - and the way you present it verbally - is genuinely special.

My science-teacher brother has gone from being utterly hostile to my peculiar political outlook to almost embracing it in the space of a year because of the rigor and modesty of your analysis and voice.

Anyway, be well. Write that 'Legal Systems Very Different From Our Own' book!