HOW HAVE CORPORATIONS INFLUENCED the way law is taught, practiced, and discussed, as well as the very legal system itself? At a January 27-28 Harvard Law School conference, critics of contemporary law—students, attorneys, legal commentators, and public intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky, LL.D. ’00—convened to discuss the subject, and the means by which law students can challenge this “corporate capture of the law.”
The conference sprang from Stone professor of law Jon Hanson’s Critical Corporate Theory Lab, a seminar in which students research and write essays about how “corporate law and power create social problems and systemic injustices.” In the fall of 2021, the students began publishing these essays in a magazine they launched called The [F]law. Hanson and his students conceived of the conference as a complement to and extension of articles printed in its second edition.
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