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Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa . 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 This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
OTMV2006 Introduction to Law and Economics 3 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree
Person in charge
Docent Ville Pönkä
Preceding studies
Basic knowledge in private law. Previous studies in economics are not required.

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, students have 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


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials


Handouts and other material distributed via Moodle2

Cooter, Robert - Ulen, Thomas: Law and economics (2004 or newer)

Further information

TIME: IV period, The course is organized only in the academic year 2016 - 2017.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Participation is limited to 60 students. 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

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School