Contemporary Problems in Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries II:
How We Got Here
I. The Twentieth-Century Synthesis and the New Law and Political Economy
- Jedediah Britton-Purdy, David Singh Grewal, Amy Kapczynski, & K. Sabeel Rahman, Building a Law and Political Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis, 129 Yale L.J. 1784 (2020), https://www.yalelawjournal.org/pdf/Britton-Purdyetal.Feature_iwo42jj4.pdf
Read: Entire article.
- (Optional) Angela Harris & Jay Varellas, Law and Political Economy in a Time of Accelerating Crises, 1 J.L. & Pol. Econ. 1 (2020), https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8p8284sh
II. Law and Neoliberalism
- David Singh Grewal & Jedediah Purdy, Introduction: Law and Neoliberalism, 77 L. & Contemp. Probs. 1 (2015), https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol77/iss4/1
Read: Pages 1–4.
- (Optional) Sam Aber, Neoliberalism: An LPE Reading List and Introduction (2020), https://lpeproject.org/primers/neoliberalism-an-lpe-reading-list-and-introduction
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
- (Optional) Joseph W. Singer, Legal Realism Now, 76 Calif. L. Rev. 465 (1988), https://lawcat.berkeley.edu/record/1113169
Read: Pages 474–495.
- (Optional) Duncan Kennedy, The Stakes of Law, or Hale and Foucault!, 15 Leg. Stud. Forum 327 (1991), http://duncankennedy.net/documents/The%20Stakes%20of%20Law%20or%20Hale%20and%20Foucault%20_%20J%20Leg%20Stud.pdf
Read: Pages 327–345.
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