Entrepreneurship for Social Change

Entrepreneurship for Social Change

Entrepreneurship for Social Change

This course will consider how lawyers can use non-litigation approaches to effect change through organizing, community development, and generally through the creation of new institutions. The course will offer practical support to aspiring social change entrepreneurs by discussing the practical steps involved in establishing a social change organization including strategic planning, organizational development, legal requirements, board development, budgeting, fundraising and evaluation. We will also consider the ways legal training and practice can prepare entrepreneurs to develop social change institutions.

This upper level skills course is part of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law’s curriculum. Please talk with the Center’s leadership about the specifics of this course. It is one course that can be used to fulfill the Center’s gateway course requirement for affiliated students.

Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Criminal Defense; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; General Practice – Transactional

2 Credits


Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

General Practice / Chart Your Path





Graduation Requirements