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2 Announcements and 1 Tip


We interrupt the “Considering and Critiquing Universal Basic Income” symposium (which will continue next week!) to make two important announcements! And a tip on how to get updates from the Blog.

NB: we usually put announcements in our Weekly Roundup posts that come out on Fridays (so don’t forget to check them out!). And a regularly updated series of events and CFPs are here.

Announcement 1: Remember that LPE Conference from Last Spring?

The “Democracy Beyond Neoliberalism” conference, originally scheduled to take place over a few days in a single place last April, is not dead! It has merely been reconstructed into a series of video panels and blog posts. And now the conference site is live. Check it out! And make sure to register for the remaining events that you’d like to attend live (all events will be recorded for later viewing as well: the events that have already taken place will be available soon!).

Announcement 2: LPE Student Writing Contest!

The Harvard Law School Political Economy Association is delighted to announce a Law and Political Economy Writing Prize for law students and graduate researchers in 2021. Submissions are due by April 30, 2021.

The aims of the prize are twofold. First, in a time of ecological, financial, political and social upheaval, it provides material recognition of work by law students and graduate researchers seeking to address the role of law in contemporary capitalism. Second, it aims to encourage original research and writing in this field by providing entrants with an opportunity to receive feedback from senior scholars.

The prize will be awarded by a panel of distinguished scholars, practitioners, and state or federal judges working with law and political economy approaches, including Professor K-Sue Park (Georgetown) and Dr Ntina Tzouvala (Australian National University). The winning entry will receive a prize of $2,000 and priority consideration for publication in the Journal of Law and Political Economy. Second place will receive a prize of $1,000 and third place a prize of $500. The three winning entries, as well as selected finalists, will be invited to present their papers and receive feedback from senior scholars and practitioners at a workshop to be held in late May/early June 2021.

Further details on eligibility, indicative topics, and submission format can be found here. Inquiries about the prize can be addressed to


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