1L Law & Political Economy Reading Group (2022)

Noah Rosenblum NYU Law

This 1L reading group is designed to introduce students to a range of work in law and political economy.  The reading group meets occasionally over the course of the year. As taught at NYU Law, it enrolls 12 first-year law students, and meets 4-6 times. There are no written assignments and the class is ungraded. After…

1L Law & Political Economy Reading Group (2021)

Noah Rosenblum NYU Law

This 1L reading group is designed to introduce students to a range of work in law and political economy. The reading group meets occasionally over the course of the year.  As taught at NYU Law, it enrolls 12 first-year law students, and meets 4-6 times.  There are no written assignments and the class is ungraded.…

Law and Development

Neeraj Grover Azim Premji University

Mainstream development discourse and practice has not paid adequate attention to the institutional dimensions of development. Further, legal academic research in India has almost completely ignored the role of law and legal institutions in India’s development. The belated recognition of the role and significance of institutions means that questions such as what institutions are, how…

Big Tech, Big Battles

Laurel Kilgour Stanford Continuing Studies

Once regarded as engines of benevolent innovation, or even as global emissaries of democracy, big tech companies have lost their reputational luster in recent years. Their rise coincided with a historic decline in government action against market concentration and abuse of dominance. But now the gloves are off. Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice…

Law and Political Economy

Yochai Benkler Harvard Law School

The first half of the course will offer an introduction to the intellectual origins and basic tools of law and political economy.  The second half of the course will be based on a set of specific strategic interventions that will be selected for their political and social salience during the semester in which the course will be taught. 

LPE: Law, Markets, & Justice

Dr. Will Bateman & Dr. Ntina Tzouvala Australian National University

Legal education generally relies upon two unsustainable demarcations: first, it separates law from politics and economics and, secondly, it treats legal fields (contracts, constitutional law, property etc) separately from each other. Generally speaking, private law is equated with ‘economics’ and public law with ‘politics’. These demarcations are neither intellectually rigorous nor practically useful. For that…

Law and Political Economy

Brishen Rogers Georgetown Law Center

This seminar introduces students to the field of “Law and Political Economy” (LPE) and explores current topics in LPE scholarship. LPE scholars are a diverse group whose work cuts across subject areas and methodologies. Nevertheless, LPE scholars tend to hold that “the economy” and “politics” are deeply interdependent—and yet that much legal doctrine, legal scholarship,…

Race, Place, and Law

Yale Law LPE Student Group Yale Law School

This reading group, adapted from a reading list prepared by Brian Highsmith, will explore the relationships between race, place, and the law. Our goal is, per Highsmith, to understand the “institutional stakes of geography for distribution…focusing particularly on racial separation and subjugation in the United States” and the commodification of urban space. “Our readings will…

Law & Political Economy

Amy Kapczynski Yale Law School

Much of legal scholarship and practice in recent decades has held politics and economics apart, abstracting away from or actively denying their interdependence.  Law schools and legal scholarship are organized along an implicit divide between “public” and “private” fields of law which is defined in significant part by the role that economics is thought to…

Fighting 21st C Monopoly Power Reading Group

YLS LPE Student Group

The United States has a monopoly problem. Markets are increasingly concentrated across sectors, contributing to lower wages, higher prices, ballooning corporate profits, and political and economic inequality. In response, lawyers, policymakers, and activists are reimagining and reforming the legal foundations that undergird market organization. At the center of their focus lie antitrust law and regulatory…

Soviet Law, Its Origins and Development

Anna Lukina Free University Moscow & Cambridge

This course examines the way the concepts of the law and state evolved during the first thirty years of the Soviet state, focusing on the intersections of revolution and evolution, politics and law, and terror and legality in the light of a detailed examination of primary and secondary sources.

Transgender Rights & the Law

Kendra Albert Harvard

How does American law treat transgender, genderfluid, nonbinary, agender, and gender- nonconforming people? What assumptions about gender operate in legal doctrines, and how do these assumptions interact with the lives of transgender people, especially those at the intersection of multiple axes of oppression? This seminar will discuss contemporary cases involving transgender rights, as well as…

Debt & Finance Reading Group

Michael Brennan & Ashley Burke Metro CD DSA

Have you ever wondered what debt is, where it came from, and how it came to underpin American political economy? We’ll try to answer these questions and more in the Debt and Finance reading group. The group will meet on Zoom every two weeks to discuss readings on the origins of debt, the rise of…

The Lawyer as Public Citizen: Access to Justice

Deborah Weissman UNC Law

This course will teach the principles of the lawyer as public citizen and the profession’s obligations to facilitate access to justice through a combination of readings,discussions, practice simulations, drafting exercises, and guest speakers. Major topics to be covered include the history of the provision of legal aid to the poor including the development ofcase law,…

(Re)Searching for Justice

Nicholas Mignanelli University of Miami School of Law

This is a short research course designed for aspiring movement lawyers and students interested in social justice issues. Topics covered include the legal research process and its limitations, critical approaches to conducting legal research, critical legal scholarship, and emerging legal research technologies and their shortcomings.