Sunday, July 4, 2021

New Journal - Open Call for Submissions

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The Journal of Law and Political Economy is delighted to announce an open call for submissions to Volumes 2 and 3.


JLPE is an online, peer-reviewed journal published three times yearly, supported by the University of California’s eScholarship platform, As the “house journal” of the pathbreaking Law and Political Economy movement, our sister organizations include ClassCrits, Inc. (, the Law and Political Economy Project (, and the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law (APPEAL, Our Editorial and Advisory Boards consist of distinguished, nationally and internationally known scholars drawn widely from law, the social sciences, and the humanities.

With the conviction that conventional Law and Economics is inadequate to the multiple and overlapping crises of our time, JLPE seeks to promote multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the mutually constitutive interactions among law, society, institutions, and politics. Our central goal is to explore power in all its manifestations (race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, global inequality, etc.) and the relationship of law to power. Accordingly, JLPE aims to provide an academic and practical resource for, and to foster discussion among, scholars, activists, and educators from countries around the world to build bridges among the diverse groups whose work engages and resists the legal foundations of structural subordination and inequality.


We are interested in publishing original research articles (roughly 12,000 words inclusive of notes and references) on a range of topics relevant to law and political economy, including the corporation, finance, antitrust, banking, money, and globalization; the political economy of race (including “racial capitalism”), gender, settler colonialism, and caste relations; property (including intellectual property); technology and the information economy; labor markets; the relationship between democracy and capitalism; the carceral state; economic inequality and precarity; the “triple crisis” of environment, economics, and development; international trade relations; and more.

JLPE also publishes two types of book reviews:

• Brief reviews of recent scholarship (publication date within the last two years) relevant to the emerging field of law and political economy (approximately 1,000 words in length)

• Book review essays examining a classic work or works that should be considered part of the LPE “canon,” especially work whose importance may have been initially underappreciated, marginalized, or misunderstood (approximately 2,500 words in length).


To submit an article or essay, please visit our website,, and click the orange button marked “Submit” on the far right hand side of the screen. To propose a book review, or for other queries, please contact our Managing Editor, Eric George, at [email protected]. The Journal of Law and Political Economy will review manuscripts submitted in any generally accepted citation style (including the “Bluebook” law review style), as long as the manuscript includes footnotes or endnotes and a list of references. Authors must revise accepted manuscripts to conform to the JLPE style sheet, which is available on our website.

We look forward to working with you!

Joan Heminway, Law Reviews, Research/Scholarhip | Permalink


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