Section 001, Spring 2020
Section Description Provided by Instructor
The literature on capitalism, its origins, development, politics, social and economic effects and ideological foundations is huge and traverses multiple disciplines. Yet, relatively little has been written on how law relates to capital or capitalism. Karl Marx viewed the state and its laws as part of the superstructure that rested ultimately on a social relation between capital and labor. In contrast, in her most recent book, Pistor suggests that law as the very stuff from which capital is made.
The goal of the reading group is to explore the notion that capital is coded in law for our understanding of inequality, race, colonialism and the emergent digital order.
W 6:20 pm-8:10 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit