Law and Political Economy Society

LPE Society: Intro to LPE w/ David Grewal

Mar 04, 2021

Zoom

The Law and Political Economy Society (www.lpesoc.org) at Berkeley is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering interest and discussion in LPE, offering a community through which students and practitioners can build creative thinking, dissent, and systemic critique into their study and practice. The LPE Soc is very excited to host Introduction to Law and Political…

Conference Panel: Social Movements and the Relation to the Political

Conference Panel: Social Movements and the Relation to the Political

Mar 04, 2021

Zoom

As legal scholars and social scientists have begun to center questions of law and political economy, powerbuilding community organizations have also grappled with how to take action to structurally challenge the neoliberal present. This panel will feature reflections about the ways that social movements facilitate democratic engagement (including constitutional interpretation), as well as new forms…

Conference Panel: Power, Money & Markets

Conference Panel: Power, Money & Markets

Mar 01, 2021

Zoom

This panel will discuss the complex links between the legal dynamics of money and markets, and their role in economic development and geopolitics. Critical theories of money stress that its legal construction can make or break social transformation. But how elastic is the law of money, especially in ‘peripheral’ financial markets? How does the valuation…

APPEAL’S “WHAT IS CAPITALISM?” READING GROUP

APPEAL’S “WHAT IS CAPITALISM?” READING GROUP

Feb 26, 2021

Zoom

The next session of APPEAL’s What Is Capitalism? Reading Group will explore feminist insights into the law and political economy of capitalism. All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though they do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  They also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member, www.politicaleconomylaw.org.…

Conference Panel: Globalization After Neoliberalism – Disruption, Distribution, & Democracy in the World Economic Order

Conference Panel: Globalization After Neoliberalism – Disruption, Distribution, & Democracy in the World Economic Order

Feb 23, 2021

ZOOM

Inequity-fueled populism, along with financial crises and a pandemic, have disrupted the neoliberal economic order. Its’ legal pillars and institutions are challenged and there are calls to reform both trade and investment law. As the globalization constructed in the 1990s unravels, we must look for new approaches to the world economy. While some think that…

Conference Panel: Racial Capitalism

Conference Panel: Racial Capitalism

Feb 22, 2021

Zoom

This panel brings together work in progress from a new generation of legal scholars who explore the link between law and racial capitalism. From a range of vantage points, these scholars investigate and document the central role that race and racism play in constructing the foundation of our modern capitalist economy. Instead of locating racism outside…

ClassCrits Event: Presumed Incompetence

ClassCrits Event: Presumed Incompetence

Feb 19, 2021

Zoom

This panel hosted by ClassCrits brings together one of the co-editors and several contributors to Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2020). The panel will discuss the formidable obstacles that women of color encounter in the academic workplace and the tenacity and creativity that they deploy to…

Conference Plenary: Radical Legal Imaginaries

Conference Plenary: Radical Legal Imaginaries

Feb 18, 2021

Zoom

This plenary asks a question at the heart of the larger ambition for the conference: How can we build a left vision that gives shape to aspirations for a more radical democracy? Will this vision take the shape of socialism, economic democracy, abolition, or something else? And how might we begin thinking about the role…

Conference Panel: The International Law of Money

Conference Panel: The International Law of Money

Feb 08, 2021

Zoom Link will be provided

For the past two decades, the legal construction of money has received increasing attention from scholars of history and (heterodox) economics. Legal scholarship on the international law of money has lagged behind. Yet, it is widely recognized that international monetary dynamics are key to the democracy-curbing effects of neoliberalism as expressed through the ‘Washington Consensus’…

NYU LPEA’s 101 Speaker Series w/ James Kwak

NYU LPEA’s 101 Speaker Series w/ James Kwak

Feb 08, 2021

google meets

The NYU Law & Political Economy Association (“LPEA”) works to create an intellectual and social forum for students to plug into ongoing discussions about the ways in which problematic economic and political assumptions are often embedded in the law, and conversely, the role that law plays in creating and maintaining unjust hierarchies of class, race,…

APPEAL’s “What Is Capitalism?” Reading Group

APPEAL’s “What Is Capitalism?” Reading Group

Jan 29, 2021

Zoom

Please join APPEAL for the next session of their reading group on the law and political economy of capitalism.  All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though we do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  We also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member, www.politicaleconomylaw.org. This session will…

Conference Panel: LPE & Macroeconomics

Conference Panel: LPE & Macroeconomics

Jan 28, 2021

Zoom

This panel will consider the law-and-macroeconomics of rebuilding the U.S. economy and repairing the nation’s social and political fabric after the global public health and economic shock from COVID-19. The emerging literature at the intersection of law and macroeconomics has tended to focus on crisis response and near-term countercyclical interventions to moderate the effects of…