Post date: November 5, 2004

Last month, Harvard Law School’s John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business hosted a week-long law and economics program for Spanish law students and academics. The program attracted 30 attendees, all from Spain, and included courses on torts, fairness versus efficiency, litigation, risk, contracts, corporate governance, bankruptcy, antitrust, and crime and law enforcement.

“These week-long lectures provided Harvard Law School’s law and economics faculty with a great opportunity to spread the gospel about economic analysis of law to Spanish law faculty,” said Professor Steven Shavell, director of the Olin Center. “The lectures were a great success and will probably be repeated at Harvard Law School in the future.”

The program was conducted in cooperation with the department of applied economics of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and sponsored by the Foundation Rafael del Pino. Classes were taught by HLS professors Steven Shavell, Kip Viscusi, Christine Jolls, Lucian Bebchuk, Louis Kaplow and Nuno Garoupa.