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Weekly Roundup: January 21, 2021


At the Blog

On Monday, Paul Gowder discussed the dangers and paradoxical nature of America’s property-first conception of the rule of law, which has often granted property owners arbitrary power over others. As he argues, those who wish to secure the protections of the rule of law for all face a choice: they either must combat the priority of property at the heart of American legal ideology, or they must work to promote the expansion of property to include the interests of the excluded and subordinated, as well as the included and privileged.

On Tuesday, Veena Dubal interviewed Navyug Gill about the recent victory by India’s farmers against the government’s attempt to privatize the agricultural sector. During their conversation, Dubal and Gill discuss the tenacity of a yearlong protest, the political power of a broad coalition, and what this victory portends for the broader neoliberal agenda in India.

And on Wednesday, Talha Syed offered readers a sneak preview of our upcoming event on CLS & LPE, sharing his off-the-cuff understanding of “Indeterminacy” and “Political Economy.” Speaking of which…

In LPE Land

Today (!) at 2p ET, the LPE Project will host Keywords: CLS & LPE on ‘Political Economy’ and ‘Indeterminacy.’ Sit back and enjoy the feature presentation, as Libby Adler, Amy Kapczynski, Duncan Kennedy, Karl Klare, Akbar Rasulov, and Talha Syed discuss their approaches to the concepts of “political economy” and “indeterminacy.” Aziza Ahmed will provide expert moderation.

At, Lolo Serrano applies Mary Joe Frug’s methods in “Re-Reading Contracts: A Feminist Analysis of a Contracts Casebook” to Knapp, Crystal, and Prince’s Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials.

On Tuesday, February 1st at 4p ET, the LPE Project will host Health, Movements, and Power-building. Featuring Maya Sandler, Johanna Fernandez, Lucie White, and Gregg Gonsalves, this zoom panel will discuss the different power-building and organizing strategies of the Black Panthers, the Young Lords, and the Grey Panthers, and how they worked both inside and outside the systems of traditional medicine to make health central to their political activism.

In a new paper, Zachary Liscow and Daniel Markovitz propose empowering representative samples of ordinary people to help determine how policymakers incorporate the insights of behavioral economics.