Stephen Bainbridge

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Stephen Bainbridge (born 1958, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania) is the William D. Warren Professor of Law at UCLA, teaching courses on corporations and business law. Bainbridge graduated with an A.B. Western Maryland College, 1980; a Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Virginia, 1983; and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, 1985. Bainbridge has been a law professor at UCLA since 1997.

Bainbridge has written numerous law review articles and books, with a strong emphasis on the law and economics of public corporations. He is a leading advocate of Director Primacy in corporate governance, and has written numerous law review articles on the subject.

In 2008, Bainbridge received the UCLA School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching.[1]

In 2008, Directorship Magazine named Bainbridge one of the 100 most influential people in the field of corporate governance.[2]

Bainbridge created and operates, a blog that focuses on law and business, but also discusses politics, religion, culture, and wine and food.

Bainbridge is an advocate for mass immigration and legalization of illegal aliens.[3]

Bainbridge is a long time donor to the Republican Party, having donated to politicians including George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, Fred Thompson, and Scott Brown.[4] He is a member of the Federalist Society and his expressed political views are on the far right of the political spectrum and conservative, although he has been critical of President George W. Bush's handling of economic and foreign policy issues.


  1. ^ Professor Stephen Bainbridge Honored with Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching
  2. ^ Directorship 100 for 2008
  3. ^ Stephen Bainbridge What's Right on Immigration?
  4. ^ for Stephen Bainbridge

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