Providing students with a solid grounding in the economic analysis of the law, this reader brings together diverse and challenging journal articles into a unified collection. Chosen to provoke thought and discussion, these carefully streamlined articles apply economic theories to many aspects of the law, from intellectual property, corporate finance, and contracts to property rights, family law, and criminal law. Most of the formal mathematics has been removed, allowing these articles to reach a student audience, while also encouraging an intuitive understanding and application of the economic principles. Brief introductions to each article explain their background and context. This collection will be a valuable addition to courses in both economics and law, providing economics majors with a respite from dry theory, and giving law students a broad, unified vision of the law.