UC Law San Francisco

The Law and Political Economy Project at UC Law San Francisco is a student collective committed to understanding and challenging the ways in which law is used to uphold systems of inequality. We believe that the law is not a neutral instrument but is instead shaped by the interests of those in power. We are committed to using the law to advance economic justice for all, and we believe that interdisciplinary study and legal realism are essential tools for achieving this goal.

Specifically, we aim to:

  • Educate students about the relationship between law and political economy. We will do this through discussions, workshops, and events that explore the ways in which law is used to regulate the economy, distribute resources, and shape social relations.
  • Promote interdisciplinary study of law and political economy. We believe that the law cannot be understood in isolation from other disciplines, such as economics, political science, and sociology. We encourage students to engage with these disciplines to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the law.
  • Apply legal realism to the study of law and political economy. Legal realism is a theory of law that emphasizes the role of judges and lawyers in shaping the law. We believe that legal realism is essential for understanding how the law can be used to challenge economic inequality.
  • Engage in advocacy and activism for economic justice. We believe that the law can be a powerful tool for social change. We will work to use the law to challenge economic inequality and promote a more just and equitable society.

We believe that the Law and Political Economy Project is an important initiative for addressing the challenges of inequality. We invite all students who are interested in this work to join us.

To get involved, please contact Silas FitzGerald: silasf@uclawsf.edu