April 13, 2021

The Law of the Platform Economy: Antitrust, Labor, & Contracts


Joined by the insight that the "the economy" cannot be separated from questions of power, distribution, and democracy, a growing group of legal scholars has begun to center questions of law and political economy ("LPE") as part of a critical transformation in legal thought. LPE frameworks highlight law's role in the perpetuation of racial and gender injustice, the devaluation of social and ecological reproduction, and the violence of the carceral state under capitalism. The LPE approach also explores concrete legal reforms designed to move beyond neoliberalism and toward a genuinely responsive, egalitarian democracy, with critical attention to the need for power and movement-building as part of any such transformation. ACS is pleased to partner with the LPE Project in hosting an online course introducing students to LPE analysis. Join us for the first of two conversations:

Opening Remarks:

Russ Feingold, ACS President

Featured Speaker:

Sanjukta Paul, Assistant Professor of Law, Romano Stancroff Research Scholar, Wayne State University School of Law

With Commentary From:

Amy Kapczynski, Professor of Law, Yale Law School