258.2 sec. 001 - Social Enterprise Law (Spring 2019)
Instructor: Jennifer Barnette
Instructor: Susan Mac Cormac Taylor
Instructor: Amelia Miazad (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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- W 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 130
From January 09, 2019
To April 19, 2019
Course End: April 19, 2019
Class Number: 31213
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM
Social enterprises combine the goals of traditional philanthropy with the financial power and innovation of business to address the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues. This corporate law course introduces students to the legal, regulatory and business aspects of social enterprises, which include both (i) public and private for-profit entities that undertake certain social and environmental objectives and (ii) non-profits that form “hybrids” with for-profit entities.
Students will study contrasting approaches to social entrepreneurship, learn about the different (new and existing) legal structures that regulate social enterprises, consider the types of financing models available social enterprises, evaluate the need for “exits” in the social enterprise space, and consider the various means currently available to evaluate performance against social and environmental objectives.
The course will utilize readings, in-class discussions and exercises, and draw upon the expertise of guest speakers, from the public and private sectors.
This class will be co-taught by Susan (Suz) Mac Cormac and Amelia Miazad. Suz MacCormac is a partner at Morrison & Foerster and a thought-leader in sustainable business and investing. Amelia Miazad is the founding director of Berkeley Law's Business in Society Institute, which is spearheading research on how the increasing demand for business to serve a social purpose is impacting corporate governance.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.
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