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LPE Mentoring “Office Hours”

Jan 15, 2021



Time of Event:

Friday 4pm ET

The Law & Political Economy Project is once again teaming up with The Association for the Promotion of Political Economy & the Law (APPEAL) to bring you LPE Mentoring “Office Hours” 

Registration & Deadline:  Sign up HERE by Monday Jan. 11 at 9:00pm ET.  Space is limited.

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

Participating Faculty: 

Prof. Lisa Miller, Rutgers, Political Science 

  • Academic Interests:  American political institutions and constitutionalism, social policy, racial inequality, and the politics of crime and punishment.
  • Career Topics of Interest: law and society, research design, graduate studies (MA and PhD programs), government.

Prof. Frank Pasquale, Brooklyn Law School 

  • Academic Interests:  Technology law; health law. 
  • Career Topics of Interest include finding intellectual communities online and via conferences; writing books; publication strategies for obtaining a tenure track and getting tenure. 

Prof. John Whitlow, CUNY School of Law 

  • Academic Interests: My research interests have mostly involved looking at how gentrification and displacement have been produced by the legally constituted commodification of housing. That’s led me to look at the policy/governance shift that occurred with the neoliberal turn, particularly as that played out in the settlement of NYC’s fiscal crisis in the mid-1970s. I try to examine all that through the lens of racial capitalism and critical geography – e.g. relying on Stuart Hall’s analysis of Thatcherism and David Harvey and Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s work around organized abandonment.
  • Career Topics of Interest: I have worked as a legal services attorney and I am happy to talk about public interest law work, community organizing, and clinical law teaching.  I can speak generally to concerns of law students and to students or professionals interested in pursuing academic careers in law or other fields related to political economy and racial capitalism.
“Office Hour” Goals and Themes:  
  • Get ideas and advice for formulating research projects in the LPE approach and strategizing for job market placement.  
  • Connect with peers with similar concerns
  • Share enthusiasm for being intellectually curious and genuinely thoughtful!

Guiding Thought (from Dr. John Haskell, University of Manchester Law):  

We all face doors that seem locked in our lives at various moments. Sometimes they are; sometimes it is just a matter of the wrong key. Sometimes it is just that there are other doors we aren’t seeing. But there is always something to do about a situation and often the best way to get unstuck (or to stay unstuck) is to have opportunities to brainstorm with others. We hope these sessions help facilitate everyone to discover more and better choices in their professional and political life journeys.