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LPE NYC Launch Event

Feb 16, 2023


NYU Law School (Greenberg Lounge)

Time of Event:

Thursday 6PM ET

Please join us for the launch of LPE NYC on Thursday, February 16th, at NYU Law School (Greenberg Lounge)! 

Over the past several decades, developments in legal scholarship, pedagogy, and policy have helped facilitate rising inequality and precarity, political alienation, the entrenchment of social hierarchies, and ecological catastrophe. The Law and Political Economy (or “LPE”) movement aims to reverse these trends by bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students working to build a more just, equal, and sustainable future.

To date, our organizing efforts have been largely confined to groups within individual law schools. By organizing across the city, LPE NYC hopes to bridge efforts between law schools, as well as to break down barriers between people within and beyond law schools. 

New York City offers a unique opportunity to put this idea into practice. Law has given shape to a city of extreme inequality rooted in hierarchies of race, class, gender, and identity, but also organizing, activism, and resistance against the status quo. LPE NYC aims to build a citywide network of students, professors, lawyers, organizers, and other people fighting for a better future.

At our launch event, academic and non-academic speakers (including Kim Phillips-Fein, Ana María Archila, Angela Harris, and Amna Akbar) will dive into the law and political economy of NYC. Participants will then break out into small groups for more in-depth discussion of current campaigns within NYC and ways to get involved.


  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM – Meet & Greet
  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Program
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM – Reception

Drinks and snacks will be provided!

If you would like to attend the event, please register here. You may also use the registration link to sign up for our mailing list. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to receive LPE NYC emails, please fill out this form.

We look forward to seeing you there!

*This launch event is co-sponsored by the LPE Project, The Action Lab, and the Initiative for Community Power at NYU!*

LPE NYC Junior Scholars Workshop

Attention junior scholars in NYC! Do you have a work in progress? Readings you’d like to do with other LPE folks? Just want to build intellectual community in the city? We are convening a monthly meeting to connect folks across the city. Each month, one participant leads us in a workshop of a work-in-progress or short readings on a selected topic. Come hang out!

Date and time for Spring 2023 TBD.

If you’re interested, please add your name here.