Law students, even at Berkeley Law, do not often see themselves as the eventual inheritors of power. We believe that law students must appreciate the ways in which the profession they are about to enter structures society and contributes to substantive inequality.
The Law and Political Economy Society (LPE Soc) at Berkeley offers a community through which Berkeley Law students can build creative thinking, dissent, and systemic critique into their study and practice.
LPE Soc is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering interest and discussion in the emerging LPE movement, which seeks to expose how legal rules concentrate economic and political power among dominant social groups, and simultaneously build and expand modes of legal thinking which embed the economy in social life. By revealing the artificial divide between law, politics, and economics, we seek to help students exercise their power to reimagine the social order.