Berle Center

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Contact the Berle Center

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Charles R.T. O'Kelley
Director
okelleyc@seattleu.edu

Lori Lamb
Administrative Director
(206) 398-4033
lambl@seattleu.edu

Annual Adolf A. Berle Symposium on Corporation, Law and Society

Our annual conferences bring together prestigious scholars from the fields of law, sociology, history, political science, and anthropology to explore the role and impact of the corporation in society.

Browse through materials from previous symposia to see the very best thinking in the social sciences brought to bear on the nature of the modern corporation.

Berle IX

June 5 - 6, 2017 - The focus for our ninth annual symposium—Berle IX—is the focus on the broad question of investor time horizons. 

Berle VIII

June 27 - 28, 2016 - The focus for our eighth annual symposium—Berle VIII—is the benefit corporation, with a particular emphasis on whether the benefit corporation may have a significant role to play for firms that are significant capital market participants, whether publicly or privately held. 

Berle VII

May 26-27, 2015 - The focus for our seventh annual symposium—Berle VII—was the nature of the modern corporation. This “theme” is intended to be evocative rather than narrowing. 

Berle VI

June 23-24, 2014 - The 6th annual Berle Symposium focused on the provocative work of Margaret Blair and Lynn Stout, on the intersection of transaction cost economics and the theory of the firm. 

Berle V

May 12-15, 2013 - Held in Sydney, Australia, the 5th annual Berle Symposium focused on capital markets, the corporation and the asian century—governance, accountability and the future of corporate law 

Berle IV

June 14 - 15, 2012 - The 4th annual Berle Symposium was held at University College London 

Berle III

January 13 - 14, 2012 - The 3rd annual Berle Symposium focused on the theory of the firm. 

Berle II

January 21 - 22, 2011 - The 2nd annual Berle Symposium 

Berle I

2010 - The 1st annual Berle Symposium celebrated the launch of the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law and Society