A Catholic Defense of Corporate Law and Practice

38 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y ___ (Forthcoming)

39 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2023 Last revised: 14 Nov 2023

Date Written: August 25, 2023


In this essay, I provide a defense of corporate law and of pursuing a career therein from the perspective of Catholic teaching. I argue that Catholicism is not incompatible with the pursuit of wealth as such, but rather insists upon the appropriate use of wealth. I also argue that it is appropriate for corporate actors to pursue the interests of shareholders, provided that they do not break the law or otherwise sin in doing so. I also explain why I found transaction practice personally fulfilling.

Keywords: corporate law, corporate governance, directors, attorneys, catholic

JEL Classification: K20, K22

Suggested Citation

Velasco, Julian, A Catholic Defense of Corporate Law and Practice (August 25, 2023). 38 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y ___ (Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4552281

Julian Velasco (Contact Author)

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

2142 Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States
574-631-4965 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://law.nd.edu/directory/julian-velasco/

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