Instructor(s): Michael Trebilcock

For graduate students, the course number is LAW2021HS.

The course will canvas and critically review recent developments in economic regulation in sectors such as the following: telecommunications; broadcasting; electricity; postal services; agricultural supply management; taxi and ride sharing services; and systemic risk regulation of financial markets. With respect to social regulation, the course will focus on product safety regulation; consumer protection; regulation of professional services; and climate change policy. The course will conclude with a discussion of transition cost mitigation strategies in policy reforms.

Evaluation
Five short (750 words each) assignments on readings for these topics (50%) and a 3,750 word (15 page) essay on an issue of the student’s choosing to be submitted at the end of the course (50%). If a student is writing a SUYRP in the course, the number of short written assignments is reduced from five to two.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
SUYRP
Perspective course

Enrolment

Maximum
30

20 JD
10 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 2:10 - 4:00