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Welcome to Appeal!

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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APPEAL Happy Hour & Discussion

Join us Friday, June 19 from 4:00-5:30pm ET via Zoom for a discussion of recent law and political economy writing.  To receive the zoom link, you’ll need to register here.


We are excited to feature two papers for our next session on the topic of corporate law and political economic power.  Papers will be emailed to those who register.  

Featured papers:

Labor's Role in Corporate Governance: The Accountable Capitalism Act by:
Kimberly Christensen
Sarah Lawrence College Economics Department


The Corporatization of the Arbitration Reform Movement by: Eric George, Ph.D in Political Science, York University, Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Political Economy & APPEAL Program Development Director  



Call for Participation – Students and Emerging Scholars

2020 APPEAL Workshop:

Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times

Co-sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative (Law and Finance Group) and the Sarah Lawrence College Economics Department

Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Details and Submissions here  



APPEAL May 2020 Newsletter