» Susanna Ripken

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Susanna Ripken
Office Location:
Kennedy Hall 444
(714) 628-2568
Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor
Professor Ripken completed a double major in English and Psychology at Stanford University, graduating with distinction. She was also selected to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where she served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review and earned membership in the Order of the Coif. Professor Ripken clerked for the Honorable Robert Boochever, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her judicial clerkship, Professor Ripken joined the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Practicing in the firm's Orange County office, Professor Ripken handled corporate and securities transactions for large corporations and business entities. At Chapman, Professor Ripken teaches various business law courses. She has received the Professor of the Year Award and the Scudder Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Courses Taught: Corporations, Agency & Partnership, Securities Regulation, Advanced Corporate Law Seminar, and Professional Responsibility

List of Scholarly Publications

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Corporate Personhood: The Multi-Dimensional Nature of the Corporation as a Person (book publication forthcoming with Cambridge University Press)
Paternalism and Securities Regulation, 21 Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance 1 (2015)
Legal Paternalism in the Securities Markets: The Need for More (or Less) Paternalistic Regulation to Protect Investors, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, June 5, 2015
Citizens United, Corporate Personhood, and Corporate Power: The Tension Between Constitutional Law and Corporate Law, 6 University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy 285 (2012)
Corporate First Amendment Rights after Citizens United: An Analysis of the Popular Movement to End the Constitutional Personhood of Corporations, 14 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 209 (2011)