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258.2 sec. 001 - Social Enterprise Law (Spring 2021)
Instructor: Jennifer Barnette
Instructor: Susan Mac Cormac Taylor
Instructor: Amelia Miazad (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
W 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
From January 20, 2021
To April 30, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 31678
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM
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 to 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, Jennifer Barnette and Amelia Miazad. Suz MacCormac is a partner at Morrison & Foerster and a thought-leader in sustainable business and investing. Jen Barnette is an attorney at Cooley and one of the leaders of the firm's Social Enterprise and Impact Investing practice. 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.
Business Associations is recommended.
Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest
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