Center for Public Law and Political Economy
Beyond the Classroom
The Law School offers many opportunities for students to explore public law and political economy. The Law and Economics Workshop hosts researchers from around the world, many of whom concentrate on public law topics. The Law and Economics Research Paper Series features work by UVA Law faculty, including many papers that draw on social science to study public law. Faculty affiliated with the center regularly supervise independent studies that result in published student notes.
UVA Law supports other programs and centers whose activities overlap with public law and political economy, including the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, the Virginia Center for Tax Law, and the Center for International & Comparative Law. Beyond the Law School, UVA is home to the Democracy Initiative, a campus-wide program focused on studying and advancing democracy worldwide. The Democracy Initiative supports the Corruption Lab on Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law.
A thriving community of student organizations hosts events and publishes scholarship at the intersection of public law and political economy. These include the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, the J.B. Moore Society of International Law, Common Law Grounds, the Journal of Law & Politics, and the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law.