Economic Justice Studies Project

Economic Justice Studies Project.

The Economic Justice Studies Project serves as a resource for scholars interested in giving prominence to inequality and critical theory in law and economics.


Law is at the center of economic problems and possibilities.  Lawyers engage economic arguments and structure economic relationships and institutions.  Economic ideas shape how law regulates behavior, corrects wrongdoing, and orders society.

The Economic Justice Studies Project seeks to develop a vision of economics in law that foregrounds questions of justice, highlighting perspectives and topics in theory and practice that have tended to lie at the margins of traditional law-and-economics analysis.  

The Economic Justice Studies Project is supported by a University at Buffalo E Fund grant and the University at Buffalo School of Law.


The Project provides opportunities for scholars and students of law, economics, and other disciplines to come together with policy makers and advocates to explore how new paradigms can help confront contemporary challenges of law, economics, and policy, including inequality, instability, environmental sustainability, and economic development.

Workshops and Conferences:

  • May 19-20, 2014 - Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation, The George Washington University Law School

  • June 13-14, 2014 - Vulnerability, Resilience, and Public Responsibility for Social and Economic Well-Being, University at Buffalo School of Law

  • November 14-15, 2014 - ClassCritsVII Workshop, “Poverty, Precarity, and Work: Struggle and Solidarity in an Era of Permanent(?) Crisis”, U.C. Davis School of Law

Resource Bank

The Resource Bank is a clearinghouse that includes recent publications, working papers, and conference materials. It will also help to further networking by providing a list of faculty and their research and teaching interests, link to other organizations, and announce events.