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2005 Press Releases

FSU College of Law launches Law and Economics Working Papers Series

Feb 01, 2005

TALLAHASSEE—Florida State University College of Law’s faculty has launched a working papers series in Law and Economics. The new working paper series is available online. Florida State University is the only law school in the state of Florida with a law and economics focus, offering one of the most prominent law and economics programs in the Southeast, where only the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and Emory University can provide a comparable environment for graduate study and research.

“With a critical mass of faculty writing and teaching in the law and economics field, this new series is intended to highlight faculty research and make it accessible to policymakers, courts, and scholars, as well as the private business community” says Professor Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research. The Florida State University Law and Economics Series features the forthcoming publications of faculty focused on the economics analysis of legal issues, including behavioral and empirical approaches – two areas in which the College of Law has built research strengths. It also features the work of faculty in the FSU Economics Department.

The scope of the series includes the economic analysis of private law, such as corporate and commercial law and transactions, as well as the economic analysis of public law fields, such as administrative and environmental law. The series is edited by Professor Jonathan Klick, who teaches corporate law related topics at the College of Law and also serves as a courtesy professor with FSU’s Department of Economics.

In addition to the new Law and Economics Working Paper Series, FSU College of Law sponsors a working paper series in Public Law and Legal Theory, available online. Florida State University faculty papers in that series have been downloaded more than 13,000 times over the past four years. 

February 2005