Join us for a business law breakfast as Adam Winkler discusses his newest book We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights which chronicles how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Prof. Winkler demonstrates how that 2010 Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a two-hundred-year battle over corporate personhood and constitutional protections for business.
This event is sponsored by Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and UCLA School of Law. It is a private event, open to UCLA students, faculty, alumni and invited guests. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity qualifies for one hour of general MCLE credit.
A. Winkler, WE THE CORPORATIONS (Excerpts)
A. Winkler The Untold Story of the Corporate Rights Movement (to be published in the Wall Street Journal)
Bank of the United States v. Deveaux, 9 U.S. 61 (1809)
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2751 (2014)