Critical Legal Studies Assembly meeting

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Friday, October 25, 2013

12:00 PM

12:50 PM

Classroom 4082

For our second meeting this semester, the Critical Legal Studies Assembly will engage with Maurizio Lazzarato's "The Making of the Indebted Man." The book explores the concept of debt as a current backbone to neoliberal society, how it has developed as a political construct, and how it serves as a mechanism that controls human behavior. We will use the book as a jumping off point to discussions on its implications on law students: how debt may influence our future behavior as attorneys, and how perhaps we can be more aware of it so it does not override our practicing of law as a vehicle for positive change. We will also discuss implications debt culture has on law and policy, including the inability to discharge federal student loan debt in bankruptcy proceedings and more.
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


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