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LPE NYC: The New School’s LPE Night School

Oct 5, 2023


The New School for Social Research

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‘Law and Political Economy of Social Change is the inaugural session of the New School’s LPE Night School. It is a conversation between Amy Kapczynski (Yale Law School) and Corinne Blalock (Law and Economy Project), moderated by Sandipto Dasgupta (NSSR) on law’s relationship to social change, and how law structures our political and economic lives.

The Night School is a collaboration between LPE NYC and the New School designed to introduce non-specialists to law and political economy (or “LPE”). 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 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 LPE scholars, fellow travelers, and practitioners for moderated 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 New School’s program in Law and Social Change, but it is open to everyone. Organizers, advocates, and others not currently enrolled in full-time degree programs are especially encouraged to attend. All classes will meet at the New School.

In addition to an introductory session on October 5, the Night School will include sessions on labor, housing, race, gender, and the courts.

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