Prof. Stephen Bainbridge

William D. Warren Professor of Law, UCLA Law School

Stephen Bainbridge is the William D. Warren Professor of Law at UCLA, where he currently teaches Business Associations, Unincorporated Business Associations, and Advanced Corporation Law. In past years, he has also taught Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions, and seminars on corporate governance. Professor Bainbridge previously taught at the University of Illinois Law School (1988-1996), where the Class of 1990 gave him the “Best Instructor Award.” 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).

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 50 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: 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); Securities Law-Insider Trading (1999).

From 1994 to 1996, Bainbridge was a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation. Bainbridge currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Markets and Morality and the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group.

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  • B.A. Western Maryland College, 1980
  • M.S. Chemistry, University of Virginia, 1983
  • J.D. University of Virginia, 1985


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Publications and Multimedia
SEC Enforcement - Podcast
Corporations, Securities, and Antitrust Practice Group Podcast
January 20, 2012
Business Roundtable v. SEC and the Future of Proxy Access - Podcast
Corporations, Securities, and Antitrust Practice Group Podcast
January 18, 2012
The Corporate Governance Provisions of Dodd-Frank
Engage Volume 11, Issue 3, December 2010
December 23, 2010
The SEC and the Financial Services Crisis of 2008 - Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 22, 2008
Stockholders at the Wheel: Shareholder Access Rule - Event Audio/Video
Corporations, Securities, and Antitrust Practice Group
September 23, 2008
Stoneridge Investment v. Scientific Atlanta
Online Debate
February 19, 2008
SCOTUScast 1-22-08 featuring Stephen Bainbridge
Stoneridge Investment v. Scientific Atlanta
January 22, 2008
SCOTUScast 10-24-07 featuring Stephen Bainbridge
Stoneridge Investment v. Scientific Atlanta
October 24, 2007