Working Group Events:
The Corporations and Climate Change working group (as a subset of Corporate Law, Governance and Power) will host Cynthia Williams, Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall. She will present her paper, forthcoming in Vanderbilt Law Review, on corporate fiduciary duties and climate change leadership. Fiduciary duties are the mainstay of corporate law, but until the present have been interpreted narrowly in terms of shareholder value maximization. However, the flood of investor funds into ESG, and altered expectations all around, are pushing the boundaries of corporate leadership in the U.S., as this paper examines.
Friday, January 21, 2022 * note time change to
2:30 to 4pm ET(UTC-5)
Friday, January 28, 2022, at 4pm ET (UTC-5) via zoom.
Constitutionalism, Neoliberalism, and Economic Justice, with
Julie A. Nice.
Scholars with diverse expertise ranging from economics and political economy to US constitutional law, US legal history, US poverty law, and comparative social and economic rights are turning increased attention to the relationship between constitutionalism and economic justice. This discussion particularly considers the role of poverty law (or the absence thereof) within this discourse.
This event is co-sponsored with
APPEAL Cost-Benefit Analysis Working Group Session (open to all)
Cost-Benefit Analysis at a Crossroads: Discussion with Frank Pasquale
Friday Feb. 4, 2022 at 3:00pm ET (UTC-5)
Please join us for a discussion with Prof. Frank Pasquale on LPE Blog symposium he organized last fall: Cost-Benefit Analysis at a Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Quantitative Policy Evaluation. After several decades of experience, including extensive critique, technical refinements, and political adaptations, what have we learned? Scholars and policy experts featured in the symposium include Amy Sinden, Mark Silverman, James Goodwin, Melissa Luttrell, Jorge Roman-Romero, Elizabeth Popp Berman, Zachary Liscow, and Lisa Heinzerling.
Frank Pasquale (@FrankPasquale) is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, and author of New Laws of Robotics (2020) and The Black Box Society (2015)
SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, March 4, 2022 3:30-5pm ET (UTC-5) APPEAL Capitalism & Constitution Working Group. More details to come.
Law & Political Economy
Mentoring "Office Hours"
Friday Jan. 21, 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm Eastern Time (UTC-5) via zoom (link will be provided to accepted registrants)
Professor Emerita Margaret Somers, University of Michigan (Sociology)
Professor Rebecca Crootof, University of Richmond (Law)
Registration closed on Jan. 18th
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.
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