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Economics students preparing for law school may choose from a broad menu of courses. Pre-law students might find special value in Econ 2100 on unions if interested in labor law, Econ 3300 financial instruments and markets if interested in corporate law, Econ 3200 public finance if interested in tax law, or Econ 4210 law and economics if interested in the economic analysis of the common law of property, contracts, torts, and crime. Introductory courses in accounting (FinEc 1600) and finance (FinEc 2700) may be helpful in law school. In addition to taking courses in political science and history, pre-law students should attempt to develop strong writing and oral communication skills. Courses that develop such skills, for example seminars, are highly recommended. For further information, see the Pre-Law Advisor at the Center for Student Professional Development.



VU Economics News 

  • bill The Economic History Association has appointed Bill Collins as the next editor of the Journal of Economic History.  His term begins in 2016.


  • announcementEugene Vorobeychik (Engineering) and Myrna Wooders (Economics) have been awarded a grant for $442,051 for the next three years in support their research project, "Theory and Application of Mechanism Design for Team Formation." This project addresses questions of design of mechanisms for efficient team formation from the perspectives of computer science, microeconomics, experimental economics, and game theory. The grant is sponsored by the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the NSF.

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