Thursday, September 20, 2012

Law and Economics Seminar

Join the Economics Society for the first session of the Law and Economics Seminar with Jacob Hornberger.

When: Monday, September 24 at 6pm
Where: Student Union Building II (HUB) at GMU -- Room 3

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We'll be discussing the concept of economic liberty within the context of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. We'll be discussing economic, legal, and constitutional issues.

We'll begin with Lochner vs. New York, a decision in 1909 that remains highly controversial to this day. It involved the constitutionality of a New York law setting the maximum number of hours employees were permitted to work.

The Court's opinion in the case
Wikipedia entry on the case 
Another summary of the case


Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute, and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics.


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