Joel Bakan


Joel Bakan is a professor of law at the University of British Columbia, and an internationally renowned legal scholar and commentator. A former Rhodes Scholar and law clerk to Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada, Bakan has law degrees from Oxford, Dalhousie, and Harvard. His critically acclaimed and widely translated book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (2004), became a bestseller in several countries, and inspired an award-winning feature documentary film, The Corporation, written by Bakan and co-created with Mark Achbar. Bakan's scholarly work includes Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs (1997), as well as textbooks, edited collections, and numerous articles in leading legal and social science journals. His award-winning recent book, Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children (2012), has been translated into several languages. Bakan is also a professional musician who records and concertizes with his wife, Rebecca Jenkins.



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