The LPE Project teamed up with the American Constitution Society (ACS) to offer an online course introducing students to LPE analysis. This course pairs lectures and short readings (from our own LPE Blog) that illustrate how LPE frameworks can help us examine law’s role in the perpetuation of racial and gender injustice, the devaluation of social and ecological reproduction, and the violence of the carceral state under capitalism. It also looks at how LPE scholars use the law & political economy framework to explore concrete legal reforms designed to move beyond neoliberalism and toward a genuinely responsive, egalitarian democracy, with critical attention to the need for power and movement-building as part of any such transformation.
This series offers an overview of the law and political economy approach with some of the leading voices in this emerging field. It begins with two introductory lectures by Amy Kapczynski and Angela Harris, and then includes a series of lectures addressing the insights to be gained from viewing the areas of law that make up the 1L curriculum through an LPE lens.