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This General section provides a list of legal resource materials including books, articles, online and other resources related to the topic of Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs and Small Business.
The U.S. law of social enterprise is growing rapidly. Since 2008, one-half of all U.S. states have modified their business law to establish special legal forms designed for social enterprise. Meanwhile, even with twenty-five states adopting special laws for social enterprise, the legal debate surrounding social enterprise continues. Rather than rehashing that debate, this essay sets forth the author’s personal perspective on the role and utility of social enterprise. The essay argues that, except in limited circumstances, social enterprise is superior to traditional philanthropy when it comes to solving longstanding humanitarian or environmental problems. U.S. business law thus should continue to evolve to facilitate social enterprise.
This section contains links to governmental online resources for research, curriculum design and community outreach..
This section contains contact information for the 19 Kauffman Campuses and descriptions and contact information for the many established cross-campus, multidisciplinary higher education programs in entrepreneurship and innovation.
This sections contains contact information for the 19 Kauffman Campuses. Under a program launched in December of 2003, and as part of its many initiatives in entrepreneurship education, the Kauffman Foundation has directly sponsored interdisciplinary programs at 19 institutions of higher education. A detailed description of the “Kauffman Campuses” program, including executive summaries of the goals and operations of many of the participating schools, can be found at http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/kauffman-campuses.aspx
There are many established cross-campus, multidisciplinary programs in entrepreneurship an innovation higher education, and several inter-institution programs as well. Compiled here is a list of Interdisciplinary Programs with Significant Law School Involvement.
This International Issues section provides a list of business resource materials including books, articles, online and other resources related to the topic of Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs and Small Business.
This International Issues section provides a list of legal resource materials including books, articles, online and other resources related to the topic of Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs and Small Business.
The following lists some particularly notable AALS sections through which law school faculty and faculty from other disciplines interested in collaborating with law school faculty can exchange ideas on entrepreneurship and innovation pedagogy and scholarship.
Many law schools in the United States offer their students courses designed to help them succeed as entrepreneurs in the practice of law. These range from basic “Law Practice (or Office or Firm) Management” courses introducing students to the basic business concepts involved in starting and maintaining a law firm, to courses with more express emphasis on creative business planning, incorporating entrepreneurial principles into the shaping of innovations in the delivery and marketing of legal services and the effective use of modern technology. The following are links to a wide range of course descriptions posted on the websites of several U.S. law schools relating to lawyers acting as entrepreneurs in the practice of law.
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