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ClassCrits XIII November 2020 Conference Postponed Until 2021

Monthly ClassCrits Remote Events Scheduled for 2020-21
(details below)

 ClassCrits will be scheduling monthly workshops and other events this fall and next spring in lieu of our annual in-person conference, which has been postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Monthly events will focus on pandemic inequality, the new Journal of Law and Political Economy, and on democracy, social justice and the 2020 election, and will also include a junior-scholar work-in-progress online workshop and a blog symposium on racial capitalism.  For details, see below.  More information will also be posted on our website as planning for each event becomes finalized.  Feel free to contact us at with questions, ideas, etc. for all of these and future events.

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Currently Scheduled Monthly Events:
(exact dates and registration information to become available soon) 


Friday, October 16, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Workshop #2Introducing the Journal of Law and Political Economy


A roundtable discussion featuring members of the Editorial Board of the new peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Law and Political Economy, and short presentations by some of the authors appearing in Volume 1, Issue 1.


This roundtable discussion will introduce the newest addition to the Law and Political Economy ecosystem—the Journal of Law and Political Economy. A project of ClassCrits many years in the making, JLPE is an online, peer-reviewed journal hosted by the University of California’s eScholarship platform. Building on the critical traditions of political economy outside law and the critical tradition within legal scholarship, its mission is to serve as an outlet for rigorous, innovative, and interdisciplinary scholarship that explores the mutually constitutive roles of law, state governance, and market governance. Volume 1, Issue 1 of the journal, due to be released in October 2020, features scholars from law and other fields tackling a wide range of topics, including the international political implications of settler colonialism; family policy in ostensibly free-market societies; the “dataist” surveillance state; the structure and function of global value chains under neoliberal governance; and the relationship between the carceral state and economic discipline. In addition to introducing some of the articles to be featured in the first issues, speakers will discuss the history, structure, and mission of the journal and the organizational ecosystem of which it is a part.  See all event details here.


Registration:  Please click here to register. (Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered participants.)



Mid-November 2020Democracy, Social Justice & the 2020 Election (Early Post-Election Musings)

A ClassCrits discussion focusing on early reactions to the 2020 federal election, combined with the ClassCrits 2020 annual membership meeting. 

Mid-December 2020ClassCrits Virtual Happy Hour

An informal gathering, similar to the ClassCrits June 2020 Happy Hour, allowing us to check in with each other, converse more about the 2020 federal election, plan for additional monthly events, etc. 

Mid-January 2021 Online Junior-Scholar Workshop

A workshop organized around junior-scholar/commentator work-in-progress presentations and discussions allowing junior scholars another opportunity for commentary and general feedback before the February 2021 law-review submission cycle.  A call for participation will become available soon. 

Mid-February 2021A ClassCrits Blog Symposium on Racial Capitalism

An online blog symposium inviting essays and commentary that focus on and engage the evolving literature on racial capitalism. 

Additional events will be scheduled for the spring and summer of 2021.


About ClassCrits:

ClassCrits is a network of academics and activists focused on economic justice.
Formed in 2007 in response to growing economic inequality, the name "ClassCrits" reflects our connections to other critical legal scholarship movements, such as critical feminist theory, critical race theory, LatCrit, and queer theory.

Why Join? 
  • Be included in our public website member profiles, searchable by interests.
  • Receive notices of upcoming events and other collaborative projects
With a small annual dues payment, Members will receive:
  • Conference registration discount
  • Right to vote for Board members of ClassCrits, Inc.

ClassCrits Conferences:

Previous Events-

Pandemic Inequality panel discussion on the social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in exacerbating inequality was held virtually on September 12th. To learn more click here. To see the video please click here.

2019: "
Facing Our Challenges: Rescuing Democracy, Ensuring Wellbeing & Exorcizing the Politics of Fear (Or: How To Be Free)" held at Western New England University School of Law Conference Program 2019

Click here for more information on the 2018 "Rising Together For Economic Hope, Power and Justice" ClassCrits conference 
held at WVU.

CC 2018 Conference

To learn abo
ut other past ClassCrits Conferences please Click here