The Supreme Court and Business Law w/ Judge Frank H. Easterbrook [Oct. 20/17]

Osgoode Hall Law School, The Helliwel Centre, Room 1014

Davies Business Law Lecture

The Supreme Court and Business Law

With Keynote Speaker:

Frank H. Easterbrook
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Senior Lecturer, Law School of the University of Chicago


Frank H. Easterbrook is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and a Senior Lecturer at the Law School of the University of Chicago. From 2006 through 2013 he was the court’s Chief Judge and a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Before joining the court in 1985, he was the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he taught and wrote in antitrust, securities, corporate law, jurisprudence, and criminal procedure. He has published The Economic Structure of Corporate Law (with Daniel R. Fischel) and about 100 scholarly articles. He served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1982 to 1991 and as a member of the Judicial Conference’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure from 1991 to 1997. Before joining the faculty of the Law School in 1979, Judge Easterbrook was Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College (B.A. with high honors, 1970) and the University of Chicago (J.D. cum laude, 1973), and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute, the Mont Pelerin Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Order of the Coif.

About the Lecture 
Both the popular press and some legal scholars have concluded that the Supreme Court of the United States has become an advocate for business interests. But a careful review of the business cases reveals that most deal with procedural issues that are unrelated to the welfare of organizations, and those that do concern business properly understood are being decided unanimously or by coalitions of Justices that do not divide into political or ideological camps.


The Davies Fund for Business Law at the Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law supports innovative programs and projects related to the practice of business law.  Created in 2006 by the firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, the fund seeks to inspire interest in business law among students and build ties with the broader legal and business communities in Toronto.


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