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Hot Anti-Monopoly Summer

With our new and improved Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Academy, you can watch lecture videos, access readings, and track your progress from the comfort of your own home. Or the beach.

AMRI 2.0 This Summer!

AMRI 2.0 This Summer!

Following on the success of last summer’s Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries (AMRI) Summer Academy, this summer’s updated program will once again 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. Apply by May 20!

We’re Hiring a New Managing Editor!

We’re Hiring a New Managing Editor!

Our current Managing Editor will be stepping down this summer to weather the gantlet of the academic job market. But the Blog must go on! And we need a new Managing Editor to ensure it does so.

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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.

Introducing Guest Editors Angela Harris and Noah Zatz

Introducing Guest Editors Angela Harris and Noah Zatz

Here at the Blog we’re trying out a new idea: inviting a rotating pair of “Guest Editors” to help steer our editorial process. Guest Editors will join our editorial board (scroll down) for six months at a time. Our first Guest Editors are Angela Harris, Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Davis, and Noah Zatz, Professor of Law at UCLA. In this post they introduce their goals.

Work for LPE! Deputy Director Needed

Work for LPE! Deputy Director Needed

The LPE Project is looking to hire a Deputy Director! The Deputy Director will receive an appointment as a Research Scholar at Yale Law School, and ideally will be at the early stages of a career in legal scholarship, advocacy, or policy and will have a developed and independent set of related interests. On average…

Announcement: 2020 Summer Academy on Law, Money and Technology

Announcement: 2020 Summer Academy on Law, Money and Technology

The 2020 Summer Academy on Law, Money and Technology: ‘Transforming Political Economy’ will run Monday-Friday, July 13-17th. It is open without registration or fees. For more about the event and useful links/instructions to join the event: http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=49652 The aim of the Summer Academy this year is to contribute to the growing academic community engaged in the dynamics…

LPE Summer Webinar Series: Mapping Political Economy

LPE Summer Webinar Series: Mapping Political Economy

We are elated to finally announce the LPE Project’s summer webinar series, the first session of which is tonight! The series is called “Mapping U.S. Law and Political Economy”, and will involve conversations between LPE scholars about current features of the U.S. legal-political order, how they came to be and where they might be going,…

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Zoom Event Next Wednesday: “Regulation and the Geography of Inequality” with Sitaraman Ricks, and Serkin

The LPE Project is hosting Zoom-based conversations with leading scholars throughout the summer (full schedule & details still coming soon!). Our second event will take place, June 24th at 8pm ET with Ganesh Sitaraman, Morgan Ricks, and Christopher Serkin, discussing their forthcoming article “Regulation and the Geography of Inequality.” In it, they argue that the dominant explanations for widening geographic…

Signing Off

Signing Off

Dear Readers, When Amy Kapczynski introduces law and political economy, she often begins by describing a paradigmatic law student who arrives ready to fight injustice and is quickly sucked into an alienating vortex of efficiency-seeking and cost-benefit analyses. I was that student when I started law school, and by chance stumbled into the nascent LPE…

Join LPE at LSA (virtually)!

Join LPE at LSA (virtually)!

The Law and Society Association is holding its massive annual meeting online this year, and Law and Political Economy scholars will be there! The meeting takes place beginning this Thursday, May 28. Here is the link to the LSA conference page, where you can access sessions (LSA has said that only registered attendees may do…

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

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

The 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…