Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It) October 23rd at Vermont Law School


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With an analysis sure to challenge the assumptions of both progressives and conservatives, Greenfield explores corporations’ claims to constitutional rights and the foundational conflicts about their obligations in society. He argues that a blanket opposition to corporate personhood is misguided, since it is consistent with both the purpose of corporations and the Constitution itself that corporations can claim rights at least some of the time. The problem with Citizens United is not that corporations have a right to speak, but for whom they speak. The solution is not to end corporate personhood but to require corporations to act more like citizens. Anyone interested in the role of corporations in our political system should come to this talk on the day Yale University Press releases his new book on this topic.

Co-Sponsored by the Business Law Society

The lecture, which will open with a light reception, is free and open to the public and press.

Register to attend the live event or watch the livestream.

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Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It) October 23rd at Vermont Law School