611.29 Readings: Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship

In recent years, there has been growing pressure on profit-seeking corporations to pursue social goals. In light of the pandemic, social inequalities, and growing concerns about climate change, this trend will likely increase. This reading group will survey the different legal mechanisms for combining profit and social missions, including the recent IPO of the special benefit corporation, Lemonade, California’s law requiring the appointment of women to corporate boards, and Opportunity Zone funds, the recent government program for increasing investment in low-income communities. The inquiry will focus on what types of structures best align investors’ interest in profit-making with different social purposes.

This Readings section may count as an LLM-LE elective.

Special Notes:


Fall 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Ofer Eldar
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice