Law and Political Economy: Against the 20th Century Synthesis
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Events

Law and Political Economy: Against the 20th Century Synthesis

29Jan2020
  • 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • College of Law
  • Humanitarium (GU-Q Building), Room Nr 1D02 (Faculty Conference Room)

The colloquium will discuss the emerging “Law and Political Economy” movement in contesting the “Twentieth-Century Synthesis” in American legal thought. This synthesis was a post-war accommodation that divided the legal field into "private" law, susceptible to efficiency analysis, and "public" law, dedicated to formal equalities and constitutional protections. 

Discussions will further explore the theories that made the synthesis possible, as well as what it leaves out: an analysis of power in private law and the deeper normative foundations of both equality and self-rule in public law.

Speaker

David Singh Grewal
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Commentator

Edward J. Kolla
Associate Professor of History
School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University

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Co-organizer

Georgetown University Qatar