Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2017
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Session Type: Subsessions
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Union Square 1 & 2
    Floor: 4th Floor
    Because virtually all laws govern the conduct of people and their relations to "things" and to one another, many legal scholars believe that an answer to the question posed by this session title is needed to determine the governmental power to regulate corporations, the related rights of natural persons (whether acting as corporate stakeholders or otherwise), corporate governance, and the duties of corporate fiduciaries. Notwithstanding many decisions having a profound effect on democracy and economic opportunity in a market economy, the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to definitively resolve this question. Calling corporations "persons" but not "natural persons" leaves the question unresolved. This session will explore this question in light of jurisprudential and economic issues raised by competing characterizations of the corporation including the artificial entity, real entity, public utility, and aggregate theories of the corporation, as well as competing governance theories including  director primacy, shareholder primacy, and team production theories, which furthermore implicate various perspectives on the wealth maximization for shareholders stakeholders, and society.
Session Speakers
Syracuse University College of Law

New York Law School

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

University of Akron School of Law

Session Fees

Fees information is not available at this time.