Yale University

For A Book Writing Project On The Supreme Court

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This grant to Yale University will support a book-writing project by Lincoln Caplan focused on the relationship between politics and the Supreme Court in the United States. Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Caplan has been a journalist with and contributor to, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and U.S. News and World Report. He was editor and president of Legal Affairs from 2000 to 2006. Among his books are Skadden: Power, Money and the Rise of an Empire and Up Against the Law: Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court.
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for the Law and Political Economy Project at Yale Law School  
Legal scholarship and practice have been central to neoliberalism’s success as both a conceptual paradigm and a political and economic practice. While neoliberalism is most commonly associated with economics and the social sciences — particularly among thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman — it is through the co-opting of legal scholarship, doctrine, and practice that neoliberal concepts have had their most far-reaching effects. Law and Political Economy (LPE), an emerging approach in legal scholarship and pedagogy, is the defining response to neoliberalism in the current legal academy. The work funded through this grant has been focused on advancing this approach. Its objective is to develop LPE into a wide-ranging shift that will change the way law is studied and taught, the public discussion of legal and political institutions and power, and law’s role in policymaking and political mobilization.

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