2018-19 Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy
Center for Western Civilization Thought & Policy

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Stephen 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).

Stephen Presser has previously been appointed, Class of 1940 Research Professor, 1992-1993, Northwestern University School of Law, Professor of Law, 1979-1992, Northwestern University School of Law, Associate Professor of Law, 1977-1979, Northwestern University School of Law, Assistant Professor of Law, 1974-1977, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Attorney, 1972-1974, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Law Clerk, 1971-1972, Hon. Malcolm R. Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His recent consulting activities include Board of Advisors: Common Good, Board of Advisors: Texas Review of Law and Politics, Board of Advisors: Washington Legal Foundation, Board of Advisors: Center for Individual Rights, Constitutional Issues Advisor: Citizens Flag Association, Consultant: Sidley Austin Brown & Wood.


In Fall 2018, Professor Stephen Presser will be teaching Corporations LAWS 6211-801 and Issues in US Society and Culture: US Const/Legal Hist to 1865 HIST 2326-001.