The law caucus explores how the legal form serves as a vehicle to promote the interests of capital and the extent to which law can play an emancipatory role given this premise.
Being deeply linked to political economy and foundational to how capitalism functions, this caucus examines
How law provides sanction to existing materialist relations
How the legal system breeds and reproduces inequality in domestic and international terrains
The ways in which specialisations like corporate law and criminal law, among others, aid this process
The caucus illustrates how the law entrenches the same inequities it claims to remedy, despite declaring progressive goals.
We will focus on how the legal form functions, its historical trajectory, and the manner in which its potential to be emancipatory can be exploited.