Marie-Lou Laprise

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Marie-Lou is a doctoral student in Sociology at Princeton. She is also a lawyer in Quebec (Canada), where she practiced in civil and commercial litigation. Before arriving at Princeton, she was at the University of Montreal (LL.M. expected fall 2020), where she studied the interaction of codified law and moral considerations in judges' reasoning, its relation to socio-economic history, and its impacts on substantive law. Her thesis combined comparative-historical and doctrinal analyses to theorize the emergence, scope, and purpose of judicially created barriers to legal action.

Her current research focuses on the intersection of legal, economic, and digital sociology. She is particularly interested in how law shapes inequalities and the socio-legal study of privatization, corporate power, big data, and informational capitalism.