Law, Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Change
This course will examine the use of law as a vehicle for social change. The course will be open to law and graduate students. It will be co-taught by Deborah Rhode, a legal scholar with experience teaching issues of leadership, gender equality and public interest law, and Kavita Ramdas, former President and CEOof the Global Fund for Women, and current Executive Director of Ripples to Waves, a program on Social Entrepreneurship housed in the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at the Freedman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Participants in the course will include four Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERs), who are part of the Ripples to Waves program and who will have been selected for their experience in using legal frameworks to further social justice in various parts of the world, including the United States. Materials for the course will draw on theoretical and empirical research concerning leadership, social entrepreneurship, human rights, public interest law, social movements, and case studies by SEERs fellows.