Health, Movements, and Power-Building

Health, Movements, and Power-Building

Feb 01, 2022

Zoom

Healthcare is an extraordinary complex bureaucracy, and in the US enormous authority is given to healthcare providers and professionals. What does that mean for community mobilization around health? Can health serve as a site of organizing and social justice work? Are there particular ways of organizing around health that do – and don’t – build…

LPE Mentoring “Office Hours”

LPE Mentoring “Office Hours”

Jan 21, 2022

Zoom

Please Join Us!  When: January 21, 2021, 4:00-5:00p.m. ET (UTC-4) via zoom (link will be provided to accepted registrants) Who: We welcome new & aspiring scholars, graduate and professional students, and others interested in careers in Law and Political Economy to join us for this opportunity to talk in small groups with faculty about academic interests and…

CFP – Harvard Law Digital Symposium On COVID-19, Work, and Health

CFP – Harvard Law Digital Symposium On COVID-19, Work, and Health

Jan 21, 2022

Harvard Law School

Call for Papers Background Last month, in light of the Omicron wave sweeping the U.S. at alarming rates, the CDC changed its guidance on isolation for individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2. Instead of recommending 10 days of isolation, the period was shortened to 5, with no requirement for a negative test to return to the workplace.…

Keywords: CLS & LPE on ‘Political Economy’ and ‘Indeterminacy’

Keywords: CLS & LPE on ‘Political Economy’ and ‘Indeterminacy’

Jan 21, 2022

Zoom

This event brought together participants in the Critical Legal Studies (CLS) and Law and Political Economy (LPE) movements to discuss their approaches to the concepts of “political economy” and “indeterminacy.” The panelists included Libby Adler, Amy Kapczynski, Duncan Kennedy, Karl Klare, Akbar Rasulov, and Talha Syed, and the panel will be moderated by Aziza Ahmed.…

University of Amsterdam Event – “Towards a Sustainable Global Economic Law: Shifts, Ruptures and Social Justice

University of Amsterdam Event – “Towards a Sustainable Global Economic Law: Shifts, Ruptures and Social Justice

Dec 16, 2021

Zoom

What should ‘sustainable global economic law’ (SGEL) look like in the context of looming ecological catastrophe, wild levels of inequality and wealth concentration, and strong demands for social, racial and gender and environmental justice? Law provides the very infrastructure that sustains capitalism, which is inextricably linked to politically-sanctioned, large-scale destruction of nature, expropriation and the…

APPEAL reading group: What is Capitalism?

APPEAL’s Capitalism Reading Group with Etienne Toussaint

Dec 10, 2021

Zoom

Etienne Toussaint, Assistant Professor, South Carolina School of Law, will discuss his paper, The Spirit of Racial Capitalism in Colonial America.  Professor Toussaint teaches contracts, business associations, and courses related to business, political economy, and critical theory.  Other areas of expertise include community development and housing law as well as environmental engineering. 

APPEAL Event on Government Religious Hospitals

APPEAL Event on Government Religious Hospitals

Dec 07, 2021

Zoom

At this upcoming APPEAL event, Elizabeth Sepper and James D. Nelson will discuss Government Religious Hospitals:   American governments are not supposed to own or operate religious institutions. But they do. Across the country, states run hospitals that enforce religious doctrine. The origins of these hospitals lie at the intersection of dramatic transformations in healthcare’s political economy and in…

Care Extractivism

Care Extractivism

Nov 29, 2021

Zoom

How does the global political economy affect health care workers and how do neoliberal austerity measures increasingly subjugate nurses, CHWS, and auxiliary health workers to the lowest rung of the occupational hierarchy? This panel will discuss why workers in these categories face greater occupational risks and more precarious working conditions and the fiscal policies that…

Yale Law LPE Student presents Supreme Court Reform After the Commission

Yale Law LPE Student presents Supreme Court Reform After the Commission

Nov 15, 2021

Zoom

Last year, amid growing calls from liberals and the left for Supreme Court reform, then-candidate Joseph Biden committed to establishing “a national commission—a bipartisan commission—of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative, and I will ask them to, over 180 days, [to] come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of…

LPE Mentoring “Office Hours”

LPE Mentoring “Office Hours”

Nov 12, 2021

Zoom

Please join the LPE Project and The Association for the Promotion of Political Economy & the Law (APPEAL) for our informal LPE “Office Hours.” When: Friday Nov. 12, 2021, 4:00 PM -5:00 PM Eastern Time (UTC-5) via Zoom (link will be provided to accepted registrants) Registration & Deadline: Sign up here by 12:00 PM ET on Wed.…