Stephen B Presser was the visiting conservative thought and policy scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year. Presser is a leading American legal historian and expert on shareholder liability for corporate debts. He is frequently an invited witness before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on issues of constitutional law. He holds a joint appointment with the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and also teaches in Northwestern's history department. His areas of expertise are Business Associations and Legal History.
Some selected publications are An Introduction to the Law of Business Organizations, 3rd edition (Thomson/West 2010), Law and Jurisprudence in American History, 8th edition (West Publishing 2013) (with Jamil Zainaldin), Annual supplement to his treatise, Piercing the Corporate Veil, 2013 edition (West 2013), Recapturing the Constitution: Race, Religion, and Abortion Reconsidered (Regnery 1994).