On this episode, we speak to Amy Kapczynski, Professor of Law at Yale Law School, about about her new article in the Yale Law Journal, “Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis,” co-authored with Jedediah Britton-Purdy, David Singh Grewal, and K. Sabeel Rahman. The article outlines how approaches to law that center questions of market efficiency, neutrality, and formal equality render certain forms of power invisible, and “encases” the market from questions of politics and claims of justice. While various scholars have been writing in this vein for some time, this article synthesizes that work and offers a new approach to legal analysis, one that centers questions of power, equality, and democracy. We also discuss with her the Law and Political Economy Project, of which she is a co-director, and how the “LPE” approach is catching on at law schools across the country.
On our last episode of Season 2, Ian Ayres, professor of law and of professor of management at Yale University, and Frederick E. Vars, professor of law at the University of Alabama, join us to discuss their new book Weapon of Choice: Fighting Gun Violence While Respecting Gun Rights. In the book,...