Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility

Friday, April 26, 8:30 AM

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Join the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) for a one-day conference on April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on key topics and issues in the development of corporate law and the history of corporate responsibility. This program will explore continuing changes in the law that have or will influence the concept and performance of corporate responsibilities and governance. CLE credit will be applied for.

The event was inspired by the fall 2012 publication of CEBC’s landmark history, Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience (Cambridge University Press). Featured will be papers delivered by noted scholars in the law and corporate responsibility from around the U.S., including two associated with the center’s history publication. The program includes lunch and features a brief presentation about the center’s history of corporate responsibility project.

The conference's hosts are Ron James from CEBC, Kenneth Goodpaster from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, and Lyman Johnson and Neil Hamilton from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

This Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable is sponsored by the CEBC, Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership, the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business and its School of Law and the St. Thomas Law Journal Symposium.

Invited scholars and their tentative working paper titles or topics include:

  • Erika R. George, University of Utah (“Incorporating Rights: Empire, Global Enterprise and Global Justice”)
  • Kent Greenfield, Boston College (“The Board as Regulator”)
  • Kenneth J. Lipartito, Florida International University (“The Antimonopoly Tradition and Corporate Responsibility in American History”)
  • David Millon, Washington and Lee University (“Strong and Weak Shareholder Primacy: A Brief History”)
  • Faith Stevelman, New York Law School (“Sovereigns Without Citizens – The Corporation as a Post Modern Polis?”)
  • Anne Tucker, Georgia State University (“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Citizen Shareholders, Corporate Law & ERISA”)
  • Sandra Waddock, Boston College, and Adam Sulkowski, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (“Corporate Responsibility, the Growth Problem, and the Future of Sustainability”)
  • David G. Yosifon, Santa Clara University (“The Corporate Power to Aid Governmental Authority: An Historical and Critical Assessment”)

The program is free and open to the public, business and legal professionals, and scholars and students of business, ethics and the law. 

A networking reception will follow this event.

Advance registration is required.

Event Details:
Friday, April 26, 8:30 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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