Stephen B. Presser
Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History
Phone: (312) 503-8371
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Center for Legal Studies
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.
- An Introduction to the Law of Business Organizations (Thomson/West, 2005).
- The Teacher’s Manual for the 6th edition of his casebook Law and Jurisprudence in American History (Thomson/West) (with Jamil S. Zanaldin).
- Annual supplement to his treatise Piercing the Corporate Veil (West Group, 2000).
- Recapturing the Constitution: Race, Religion, and Abortion Reconsidered (Regnery, 1994).
- The 2005 supplement to The American Constitutional Order: History, Cases, and Philosophy, 2nd edition (2004) (with Douglas W. Kmiec, John C. Eastman, and Raymond B. Marcin).
- AB cum laude, Harvard University
- JD magna cum laude, Harvard University
Class of 1940 Research Professor, 1992-1993, Northwestern School of Law
Professor of Law, 1979-1992, Northwestern School of Law
Associate Professor of Law, 1977-1979, Northwestern 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
Recent Consulting Activities
- 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