Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Summer Academy: Call for Participation

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cropped-fat-crony-cc1The Law and Political Economy Project is pleased to announce it will be holding an eight-week Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Summer Academy in June, July, and the first week of August.

The Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Summer Academy (AMRI Summer Academy) will provide participants with a crash course in political economy, anti-monopoly, public utility, and regulated industries, drawing on cutting-edge scholarship in law, economics, and social science.  Participants will come away with an understanding of the unique challenges of 21st century capitalism and a broader sense of the legal and institutional tools that can be leveraged to tackle the kinds of concentrated corporate power that are manifest today, from Big Tech to new monopoly power in sectors like healthcare, finance, agriculture, and more.

The summer academy will be held online, and it is free of charge. The intended audience is law students, graduate students, early-career scholars, activists, and early-career professionals in fields related to law and policy.

If you are interested in participating in the summer academy, please send an email to [email protected] with (1) an explanation of your interest in the program and any relevant experience or coursework (no more than two paragraphs), and (2) a copy of your CV or resume. Space is limited and the sign-up process will close on June 1.

If you have any questions, please contact project lead Jay Varellas at jvare[email protected] Full details are included below.

Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Summer Academy
Organized by the Law and Political Economy Project,

June-July 2020

Overview.  We are at a moment in which there is new and widespread interest in challenging the underlying assumptions and ideas that have shaped law, economic policy, political economy, and economic worldview in American society over the last several decades. The prevailing “neoliberal consensus”—that markets are self-correcting and efficient, that government action is futile at best, and that society should be analyzed primarily in terms of individual preference-maximization—has helped fuel a policy agenda and overarching political narrative that has concentrated economic and political power at the top. In spite of its many failures, this worldview has been remarkably durable and resilient in shaping legal discourse and policymaking.

The Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Summer Academy (AMRI Summer Academy) will provide participants with a crash course in political economy, anti-monopoly, public utility, and regulated industries, drawing on cutting-edge scholarship in law, economics, and social science.  Participants will come away with an understanding of the unique challenges of 21st century capitalism and a broader sense of the legal and institutional tools that can be leveraged to tackle the kinds of concentrated corporate power that are manifest today, from Big Tech to new monopoly power in sectors like healthcare, finance, agriculture, and more.

Confirmed faculty include: Amy Kapczynski (Professor, Yale Law School, Faculty Co-Director, Law and Political Economy Project), Sabeel Rahman (President, Demos, Associate Professor, Brooklyn Law School, Faculty Co-Director, Law and Political Economy Project), Suresh Naidu (Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Economics, Columbia University), William Novak (Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School), Frank Pasquale (Professor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law), Mehrsa Baradaran (Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law), and Saule Omarova (Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law, Cornell Law School). **Update** We have added the following confirmed faculty members: Mehrsa Baradaran (Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law), Saule Omarova (Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law, Cornell Law School), Morgan Ricks (Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School), Kate Andrias (Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School), Sanjukta Paul (Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School), Zephyr Teachout (Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law)

Target Audience.  The intended audience for the AMRI Summer Academy includes law students, graduate students, junior scholars, activists, and early-career professionals in fields related to law and policy.

Program Logistics. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm EDT.  The AMRI Summer Academy is offered free of charge and all interactive sessions with faculty will be held Tuesday evenings over Zoom or a similar service. Reading materials will be made available a week in advance of the interactive sessions for which they are background and participants are expected to review these materials advance. Please email project lead Jay Varellas at [email protected] if you have any questions.

How to Sign Up.  If you would like to attend the AMRI Summer Academy, please send an email to [email protected] with (1) a statement of your interest in the program and any relevant experience or coursework (no more than two paragraphs), and (2) a copy of your CV or resume. Space is limited and the sign-up process will close on June 1.

 

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