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Stephen Bainbridge

  • William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Professor
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 17PublicationsNumber of items in Stephen's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 8Followers


Stephen Bainbridge is the William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA, where he currently teaches Business Associations, Advanced Corporation Law and a seminar on corporate governance. In past years, he has also taught Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Unincorporated Business Associations. Professor Bainbridge previously taught at the University of Illinois Law School (1988-1996). He has also taught at Harvard Law School as the Joseph Flom Visiting Professor of Law and Business (2000-2001), La Trobe University in Melbourne (2005 and 2007) and at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo (1999). In 2008, Bainbridge received the UCLA School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1990, the graduating class of the University of Illinois College of Law voted him "Professor of the Year." Professor Bainbridge is a prolific scholar, whose work covers a variety of subjects, but with a strong emphasis on the law and economics of public corporations. He has written over 75 law review articles, which have appeared in such leading journals as the Harvard Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Stanford Law Review and the Vanderbilt Law Review. Bainbridge’s most recent books include: The New Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice (2008); Securities Law-Insider Trading (2nd ed. 2007); Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations (6th ed. 2006) (with Klein and Ramseyer); Agency, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Entities: Cases and Materials on Unincorporated Business Associations (2nd ed. 2007) (with Klein and Ramseyer); Agency, Partnerships & LLCs (2004); Corporation Law and Economics (2002). From 1994 to 1996, Bainbridge was a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation. Bainbridge currently serves on the American Bar Association’s Committee on Corporate Laws and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Markets and Morality and as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group. In 2008, Professor Bainbridge was named by Directorship magazine to its list of the 100 most influential people in the field of corporate governance.

Recent publications

  • Community and Statism: A Conservative Contractarian Critique of Progressive Corporate Law Scholarship

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  • Ascending Liability of Religious Entities for the Actions of Others

    • Chopko M

Professional experience


UCLA School of Law

August 1997 - Present

Visiting Professor

LaTrobe University

November 2007 - December 2007(a month)

Visiting Professor

LaTrobe University

June 2005 - July 2005(a month)

Joseph Flom Visiting Professor of Law and Business

Harvard Law School

August 2000 - May 2001(9 months)

Visiting Professor

Aoyama Gakuin - Aoyama University

May 1999 - June 1999(a month)



The University of Virginia

August 1982 - May 1985(3 years)


The University of Virginia

August 1980 - July 1982(2 years)


McDaniel College

September 1976 - May 1980(4 years)

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