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Spring 2025 Seminar

Law, Business, and the Public Good

Prerequisites: Corporations as pre- or co-requisite. To waive the prerequisite, students can enroll by permission of the instructor (please send an email to Professor Tallarita, including a CV).

Exam Type: No Exam

Markets and corporations have a complicated relationship with the goals and values of liberal societies. This seminar will explore this relationship through a variety of lenses: economic, doctrinal, historical, and philosophical.

Topics will include: how to think about the problem of law, business, and the public good; efficiency and fairness in business transactions; the social cost of business; the corporate purpose debate in the past and today; the corporate governance of AI; corporate political spending; and ESG.