Session 2

Contemporary Problems in Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries II:

How We Got Here

Reading List

I. The Twentieth-Century Synthesis and the New Law and Political Economy

       Read: Entire article.

II. Law and Neoliberalism

       Read: Pages 1–4.

III. Law and Economics as Neoliberalism in Law
  • (Optional) Steve Teles, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement (2008).

         Read: Chapters 4 and 6, especially pages 90–98, 109–116, 132–134, 181–182, 190–194, 200–206, 218.

IV. Precursors: Legal Realism and Critical Legal Studies

         Read: Pages 474–495.

         Read: Pages 327–345.

V. Document

8. Confidential Memorandum from Lewis F. Powell, Jr., to Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Attack on American Free Enterprise System (Aug. 23, 1971), https://lpeproject.org/powell-memo

         Read: Pages 1-2, 7-8

Recorded Lecture