Law & Political Economy

The Law & Political Economy (LPE) Project — housed at Yale Law School — “brings together a network of scholars, practitioners, and students working to develop innovative intellectual, pedagogical, and political interventions to advance the study of political economy and law. Our work is rooted in the insight that politics and the economy cannot be separated and that both are constructed in essential respects by law. We believe that developments over the last several decades in legal scholarship and policy helped to facilitate rising inequality and precarity, political alienation, the entrenchment of racial hierarchies and intersectional exploitation, and ecological and social catastrophe. We aim to help reverse these trends by supporting scholarly work that maps where we have gone wrong, and that develops ideas and proposals to democratize our political economy and build a more just, equal, and sustainable future.”

From UC Davis Journal of Law & Political Economy: Better Than Jail: Social Policy in the Shadow of Racialized Mass Incarceration
— Noah D. Zatz, Professor, UCLA School of Law, 2021 Posted to Research section of our Job Guarantee page.

Explore their blog, which features a nifty set of sort fields. Added to the NiceThings blogroll. Watch for contributions from the young lawyers and law students affiliated or associated with Modern Money Network (MMN), inlcuding Ashley Burke (@lilburke247), Raúl Carrillo (@RaulACarrillo), Emma Caterine (@EmmaCaterineDSA), Rohan Grey (@rohangrey) and Luke Herrine (@LDHerrine).