Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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OTMV2006 Introduction to Law and Economics 3 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree
Person in charge
Responsible teacher: Professor Jukka Mähönen, tel. 3335526, jukka.mahonen (at) utu.fi, office hours on Thuesdays at 13-14, room 211

Learning outcomes

To give a general view of law and economics as a legal method, its roots, connections to both legal research and micro economics as well as its basic concepts.


- Background and main fields
- Role of micro economics in legal research
- Basic concepts

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 6 h 0 h

Lectures: 6 hours
Written examination

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam and Participation in classroom work

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Basic knowledge in private law. Previous studies in economics are not required.

Study materials

Cooter, Robert - Ulen, Thomas: Law and economics, 2003 tai uudempi painos.

Further information

TIME: 9.9.-10.10.2013

SELECTION CRITERIA: Participation is limited to 60 students. Students enrolled in the Master's Degree Programmme in Law and Information Society (LIS) have priority in the selections. 1/3 of the places is reserved for the degree students of the Faculty of Law. For the remaining places, the following criteria will be used to select the participants:

1. exchange students of the TLS cooperative institutions
2. degree students of the TLS cooperative institutions
3. other law students
4. non-law students

Please see general instructions: Registration for optional study modules.

Registration starts in Nettiopsu on 12th August 2013 at 9 a.m. and ends on 4th September 2013 at 3 p.m.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Finnish Study Modules
Master of Laws DP
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree