Insurance ideas and practices define central privileges and responsibilities within a society. This course will introduce the core principles and institutions of insurance. In addition to surveying and analyzing legal problems that arise in the context of common forms of insurance, we will examine private and public insurance from economic, sociological and historical perspectives. In addition to considering first and third-party insurance, we will evaluate the insurance aspects to the World Trade Center disaster, civil justice reform, access to justice, the backlash against managed care and other legal and political topics of interest.
Business Law [Primary]