The LPE Project is teaming up with the American Constitution Society (ACS) to offer an online course introducing students to LPE analysis. This course will pair lectures and short readings (from our own LPE Blog) that illustrate how LPE frameworks can help us examine law’s role in the perpetuation of racial and gender injustice, the devaluation of social and ecological reproduction, and the violence of the carceral state under capitalism. It will also look at how LPE scholars use the law & political economy framework to explore concrete legal reforms designed to move beyond neoliberalism and toward a genuinely responsive, egalitarian democracy, with critical attention to the need for power and movement-building as part of any such transformation. Join us for the second session with Angela Harris
Intro to Law & Political Economy II with Angela Harris
Law students often experience a divide in their education between “business” courses and “social justice” courses. From an LPE perspective, this divide is the pedagogical reflection of a much deeper divide in legal discourse between the state and the economy — a divide that is both artificial and harmful, given the range of today’s wicked problems. This talk uses the example of climate change as a problem that both spans the curricular divide, and exposes the weakness of viewing “the economy” as pre-political.