The Workshop on Law and Political Economy is devoted to reading and discussing new scholarly work on law and political economy. Outside speakers and members of the Harvard faculty will present forthcoming papers or recent work, both theoretical or programmatic, on the role of law in structuring social relations, power, and justice in market society.
More information on the Spring 2023 workshop is available in the Harvard Law School course catalog.
Spring 2023 Workshop Schedule
January 23 – Naz Modirzadeh, Harvard Law School, “Let Us All Agree to Die a Little”: TWAIL’s Unfulfilled Promise.
February 6 – K. Sabeel Rahman, Brooklyn Law School, Structuralist Regulation.
February 13 – Amna Akbar, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Reform and Struggles over Life, Death, and Democracy.
February 20 – Abbye Atkinson, Berkeley Law, Borrowing as Belonging.
February 24 – Kate Andrias, Columbia Law School, Constitutional Clash: Labor, Capital, and Democracy.
February 27 – Bill Novak, University of Michigan Law School, New Democracy: The Creation of the Modern American State [selected chapters].
March 6 – Salomé Viljoen, University of Michigan Law School, Prices, Data and Politics in the Market Machine.
March 27 – Aziz Rana, Boston College Law School, The Constitutional Bind: Why a Broken Document Rules America [selected chapters].
April 3 – Ntina Tzouvala, Australian National University College of Law, The “unwilling or unable” doctrine and the political economy of the war on terror.
April 10 – Lev Menand, Columbia Law School, Banks as Public Utilities and Banking Law as Monetary System Design.
April 17 – Karen Levy, Cornell Law School, Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance, Ch. 7.
Spring 2022 Presentations
Mehrsa Baradaran, UC Irvine Law School, The Legal Coup.
Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School, Structure and Legitimation in Capitalism, Part I: Making Market Society from the Black Death to the Industrial Revolution.
Guy-Uriel Charles, Harvard Law School, The Shame of the Territories.
Christine Desan, Harvard Law School, How to Spend a Trillion Dollars.
Amy Kapzcynski, Yale Law School, The Public History of Trade Secrets.
K-Sue Park, Georgetown Law School, The History Wars and Property Law: Conquest and Slavery as Foundational to the Field.
Sanjukta Paul, Wayne State University Law School, Labor and the Legal Idea of Competition.
Jedediah Purdy, Columbia Law School, Two Cheers for Politics, Introduction, Ch. 7, and Conclusion.
Brishen Rogers, Georgetown Law, Data and Democracy At Work, Chs. 1, 2, 4.
Ganesh Sitaraman, Vanderbilt University Law School, Networks, Platforms, and Utilities Law and Policy, Chs. 1, 11.
Talha Syed, Berkeley Law, Legal Realism and CLS from an LPE Perspective.