[TEACH-IN] Law and Social Transformation
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May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This is a 2-hour lecture and discussion, taught by Dr. Tanzil Chowdhury, that explores the relationship between legal orders and different forms of oppression, in the US and UK. While many of us recognize the ways in which the law has been used to enrich and empower those with means and to harm, kill, incarcerate, border, deport, exploit and impoverish those without, we also recognize the potential of the law to radically change our world. Things like human rights law, environmental law, constitutional law are some of the sites where we imagine law can emancipate and transform.
Drawing on Marxist approaches to law, this lecture will ask and attempt to explore different answers to the following questions- Are legal systems in the US and UK context fundamentally implicated in forms of capital exploitation and racialization? What might socialist legal arguments look like in the imperial core? Can we imagine a socialist or proletarian legal system here?
Tanzil ChowdhuryTanzil Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor in Law, Senior Fellow at the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the New School. He authored the book Time, Temporality and Legal Judgment and recently co-authored the book Abolishing the Police (Dog Press 2021). Tanzil … Read More ›