Capitalism and Freedom - For Whom?: Feminist Legal Theory and Progressive Corporate Law

22 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2007

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Kellye Y. Testy

University of Washington - School of Law


This article examines how feminist legal theory might bolster the progressive corporate law project by providing an enhanced framework for re-envisioning and restructuring the role and place of the modern corporation in society.

First, the article presents an overview of the dominant conception of corporate law and the emerging progressive assessments of that narrative. It then offers the lens of feminist legal theory as a tool to further analyze corporate law, detailing the central components of feminist analysis and surveying the few feminist inroads made into corporate law and governance. The article's final section argues that a progressive theory of corporate law must also be a feminist theory, urges a more explicit alliance between the progressive and feminist corporate law projects, and describes several additional substantive directions that a feminist, progressive view of corporate law should take.

Keywords: feminist legal theory, progressive corporate law

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Testy, Kellye Y., Capitalism and Freedom - For Whom?: Feminist Legal Theory and Progressive Corporate Law. Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 67, pp. 87-108, 2004. Available at SSRN:

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