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LPE Mentoring “Office Hours”

Jan 21, 2022



Time of Event:

Friday 4:00 PM ET

Please Join Us! 

When: January 21, 2022, 4:00-5:00p.m. ET (UTC-4) via zoom (link will be provided to accepted registrants)

Who: We welcome new & aspiring scholars, graduate and professional students, and others interested in careers in Law and Political Economy to join us for this opportunity to talk in small groups with faculty about academic interests and career strategies. 

Co-sponsored by The Association for the Promotion of Political Economy & the Law (APPEAL) and the Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project.

Registration & Deadline:  Sign up HERE by January 18, 2022. Space is limited. 

Participating Faculty: 

Professor Emerita Margaret Somers, University of Michigan (Sociology) 

Professor Rebecca Crootof, University of Richmond (Law) 

More on Participating Faculty Interests and Expertise: 

Prof. Margaret Somers: 

Research Interests: 

Sociology of law; legal institutionalism; law and political economy; the work of Karl Polanyi and Thomas Piketty; socioeconomic citizenship rights; “The People and the Law” (dissertation title!); legal predistribution; “narrative justice”; “law as process” (S.F. Moore); legal indeterminacy; legal realism; legal history; law as “multiple-use right” (J. Brewer); historical sociology of law.

Career Strategy Interests: 

Dissertations, including joint PhD/JD grad students; interdisciplinary appointments; academic hiring (sociology especially); teaching sociology, at both undergraduate and graduate levels; how to do historical work without a history PhD; using secondary and published documentary historical sources. 

Prof. Rebecca Crootof: 

Research Interests: technology law, international law, and torts; questions stemming from the iterative relationship between law and technology; social changes sparked by increasingly autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, cyberoperations, robotics, and the Internet of Things. Also the ways both domestic and international legal regimes respond to and shape technological development, particularly in the armed conflict context.

Career Strategy Interests: 

Going on the law teaching market; writing in the techlaw, international law, and/or national security space; anything of interest!