The LPE student group at Yale Law School is part of a growing movement in law to expose how legal rules concentrate economic and political power among dominant social groups. We reject the divide between private and public law, and the idea of a natural, self-regulating, neutral market. Instead, we seek to center questions of…
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Did you find this blog because you were desperate for an approach to legal analysis that takes oppression and democracy seriously? Do you want to analyze and change how legal rules distribute power? Do you find that law student organizations and legal thought on your campus aren’t sufficiently addressing concerns like class, racial, and gender hierarchies?
There may be an LPE student group at your school or in your region already! (Please double-check the list on this page!)
If not, you can help bring LPE to your institution. Please fill out this form to receive a quick reference guide for students who are interested in organizing an LPE chapter at their law school. The guide (LPE in a Box!) will help you launch a student group, start a reading group, host LPE-themed events, and connect you to a broader network of like-minded law students and practitioners. You can use the form to get in touch about any questions or ideas as well. Don’t be shy!
Students may also form “at-large” groups (which have been established for students who may not have a critical mass of LPE-inclined classmates at their institutions, but may be interested in meeting other students in their country or region). If you are interested in starting an at-large group, please fill out this form!