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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and Political Economy (JLPE)

Feb 27, 2023


submit via Scholastica or JLPE website


The Journal of Law and Political Economy invites submissions from scholars in law, the social sciences, and the humanities whose research seeks to expose mechanisms of structural inequality and promote economic, political, and social justice.


JLPE is an online, peer-reviewed journal hosted by the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and published by the University of California’s eScholarship platform, a project of ClassCrits, Inc., we are affiliated with the pathbreaking Law and Political Economy movement, and our sister organizations include the LPE Project, the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law (APPEAL), and the LPE Collaborative Research Network of the Law and Society Association. Our Editorial and Advisory Boards consist of distinguished, nationally, and internationally known scholars drawn widely from law, the social sciences, and the humanities.

With the conviction that conventional Law and Economics is inadequate to the multiple and overlapping crises of our time, JLPE seeks to promote multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the mutually constitutive interactions among law, society, institutions, and politics. Our central goal is to explore power in all its manifestations (race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, global inequality, etc.) and the relationship of law to power. Accordingly, JLPE aims to provide an academic and practical resource for, and to foster discussion among, scholars, activists, and educators from countries around the world to build bridges among the diverse groups whose work engages and resists the legal foundations of structural subordination and inequality.


We publish articles (roughly 12,000 words inclusive of notes, tables, appendices, and references) on a range of topics relevant to law and political economy, including the corporation, finance, antitrust, banking, money, and globalization; the political economy of race (including racial capitalism), gender, settler colonialism, and caste relations; property (including intellectual property); technology and the information economy; labor markets; the relationship between democracy and capitalism; the carceral state; economic inequality and precarity; the “triple crisis” of environment, economics, and development; international trade relations; and more. We also publish short book reviews of recent books (approximately 1,000 words in length), and longer reviews (up to 2,500 words) that reappraise classic scholarly writings from an LPE perspective.


Unlike most US law reviews, we have a “single submission” policy: we will not consider manuscripts that have been sent simultaneously to other journals. This is because as a peer-reviewed journal, your article will be vetted by experts in the field who will provide you with detailed substantive feedback. Our “double-blind” policy means that you are anonymous to our reviewers, and they are anonymous to you. Our editorial team will help guide you through the peer review process, providing independent commentary and, once your article is accepted for publication, substantive and copy editing. This process will help your manuscript be the best that it can be.

Our style sheet is based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (including its author-date system for in-text citations) and the ALWD system for primary legal sources. However, we welcome manuscripts produced in Bluebook and other formats, as long as authors are willing to adopt our style sheet after manuscript acceptance.


We are pleased to announce that we are now on Scholastica! You may also submit by visiting our website, and clicking the orange button marked “Submit” on the far right hand side of the screen. To propose a book review, or for other queries, please contact our Managing Editor, Eric George, at