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APPEAL welcomes members to join us in advancing law and political economy through research, education and policy.  Our interests and goals include:

  • Understanding the economy as a system interconnected with law and government
  • Questioning policies and theories that assume self-regulating or optimizing markets
  • Expanding the possibilities for policies responding to inequality, insecurity, and environmental destruction
  • Developing a law and economics that enhances democracy, justice, along with inclusive and sustainable prosperity.
APPEAL is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

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Law and Political Economy

Mentoring “Office Hours”


WhenTuesday Aug. 3, 2021, 6:00-7:00p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) via zoom (link will be provided to accepted registrants)

Registration Closed at noon EDT on Friday July 30. Space is limited. 


Who: We welcome new & aspiring scholars, graduate and professional students, and others interested in careers in Law and Political Economy to join us in our first of a series of opportunities to talk in small groups with faculty about academic interests and career strategies.

Co-sponsored by The Association for the Promotion of Political Economy & the Law (APPEAL) and the Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project. 

Participating Faculty: 

Professor Amy Cohen, University of New South Wales Law (Sydney, Australia)

Professor Charlotte Garden, Seattle University School of Law 

Professor Sameer Ashar, University of California Irvine Law 


More on Participating Faculty Interests and Expertise:


Prof. Amy Cohen:


Research Interests: Law and economic development; mediation, negotiation, & conflict intervention; property; legal theory, food law. Combining genealogical and qualitative approaches.


Career Topics of Interest: Preparing for the academic job market; teaching abroad.


Prof. Charlotte Garden:


Research Interests: The intersection of work/labor/technology and the Constitution. 

Career Topics of Interest: Preparing for the academic job market; appellate litigation; clinic development; casebook writing.


Prof. Sameer Ashar:


Research Interests: Immigrant rights; labor rights; how law can be used to support racially and economically subordinated communities.

Career Topics of Interest: 
Preparing for the academic job market; clinic development; litigation; administrative adjudication; policy advocacy; community education.

2021 Manchester Summer Academy on Law, Money and Technology

Online July 26-30, 2021

The easiest way to register is to fill in this google form (which is also available on the event page of the website) Click HERE.

In this case you will receive a link by email more and less one hour before the start of the event.

Alternatively, you can register through the YSI/INET website, click HERE


Following the link, you will be sent to the main event page. On the right hand side, you can click on any of the day session and it will ask you to 'log in to attend' (which basically is prompting you to register). Upon completion, you will be able to sign up for any of the day sessions and which on the day of the event will include a 'join' button that allows access into the session room. 

Both links (google form and YSI/INET website) can be shared with your network. The first way to attend is significantly easier/more straightforward for most people. Please note that, for security purposes, every day a separate link will be emailed about one hour in advance of the session. In case you should not receive any link at least 30 minutes before the start of the event, please contact Luisa via

The program of the Summer Academy is organized around once a day sessions. The sessions bring together emerging and established scholars across a range of disciplines and interests to work together in a variety of group formats around a common problem and to share insights with one another. Aside from the first day of the program, there are no formal conference-style panels. The sessions focus on questions involving the political economy and law of gender/race, markets/workplace, and technology.

The Summer Academy is modular and while the program is designed for conversations to build over the course of the days, there is no expectation of attendance across the entire program. APPEAL is proud to host alongside the University of Manchester, the Finance, Law and Economics (FLE) Working Group of the Young Scholars Initiative/Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.

We would be delighted for you to join us.


APPEAL reading group
What is Capitalism
Session 13

Friday August 20, 2021, 1:00pm, Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) via Zoom

Register HERE

Zoom link and readings will be emailed after you register.

After a break for the month of July, our next meeting of the APPEAL reading group will discuss Professor Sarah Haan’s article Corporate Governance and the Feminization of Capital, forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review.  The paper explores the rise of female-majority shareholding in U.S. public companies during the first half of the twentieth century.  It further analyzes how the subsequent shift to institutional investing obscures the gendered politics of corporate control.  Professor Sarah Haan will give a short presentation of her paper, followed by an open discussion.  

All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though we do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  We also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member,

We’ll send an electronic copy of the paper to those who register; for questions, email with the subject line Capitalism Reading Group. 

Professor Haan teaches courses on business associations, corporate governance, and the First Amendment at the Washington and Lee University School of Law.  She writes about the intersection of corporate law and democracy.  

 We hope to “see” you August 20!