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LPE NYC Night School: Courts – The Good, the Bad, and the Political Economy

Feb 8, 2024


The New School / Zoom Starr Foundation Hall (L102) in The New School University Center (corner of 14th St & 5th Ave)

Time of Event:

6:15pm ET

”Law and Political Economy of Courts” is the third session of the New School’s LPE Night School. It is a conversation between Peter Martin (Center for Community Alternatives), Tarek Z. Ismail (CUNY School of Law), and Jocelyn Simonson (Brooklyn Law School), moderated by Noah Rosenblum (NYU Law School) on the place of courts in creating our distinctive political economy, with a particular focus on New York, and explore opportunities for collective action in response.

The Night School is a collaboration between LPE NYC and the Politics department of the New School for Social Research, designed to introduce non-lawyers to law from a critical perspective. From growing inequality to further entrenching hierarchies of race, class, gender and identity, law is inextricably bound up with many of our most pressing problems. But dominant ways of analyzing law can obscure its role in social and economic life. LPE (‘Law and Political Economy’) approaches seek to show the way the law structures our distinctive political economy in order to elaborate better tools for making social change.

This series brings together scholars and practitioners for public lectures and conversations on selected legal topics. Each session offers a critical exploration of an important issue in contemporary law and policy. Taken as a whole, the series offers a survey of major questions in critical legal thought and advocacy.

The series is designed to complement the minor in Law and Social Change at Eugene Lang, but it is open to everyone. Organizers, advocates, and others not currently enrolled in full-time degree programs are encouraged to attend.