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251.74 sec. 001 - Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Ofer Eldar  
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


F 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
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From August 26, 2022
To December 02, 2022

Course Start: August 26, 2022
Course End: December 02, 2022
Class Number: 32213

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 7
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

This class will critically evaluate the law and policies underlying recent developments that have allowed or required firms to take on a more active role in social and environmental issues. The class covers a range of topics, including the economic structure of nonprofit firms, the debate on corporate purpose and the profit-maximization norm, the rise of ESG investing, the proliferation of new legal hybrid forms, recent developments in the law of managerial fiduciary duties, the role of microfinance and fair trade in promoting development, and tax and subsidy policies to encourage corporations to pursue social goals, including the recent Opportunity Zone program. The inquiry will focus primarily on what types of structures best align investors’ interest in profit-making with different social purposes.

Business associations is a prerequisite (or corequisite for LLMs)

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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