Lecturer on Law
Winter and Spring Terms 2015
Kyle Westaway is Founding Partner at Westaway Law - an innovative Brooklyn law firm that counsels social entrepreneurs - and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches a course on social entrepreneurship.
He advises clients through each stage in the lifecycle of an organization from concept to acquisition, with the perspective of blending profit and purpose. He specializes in emerging legal structures designed for social enterprise such as the Benefit Corporation, L3C and Flexible Purpose Corporation. Kyle has been recognized as one of the leading independent attorneys in the US by Xemplar and has been selected as a Cordes Fellow. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider.
He is author of Profit & Purpose and writes on social innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging markets for The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Quartz. Kyle launched the first blog on social enterprise law, socentlaw.com, and co-founded Biographe, a sustainable style brand that employs and empowers survivors of the commercial sex trade in Bangkok.
Kyle is Chairman of the Board for The Adventure Project - a nonprofit that seeks to add venture capital to entrepreneurs in the developing world - and is a mentor for Harvard’s I-Lab and Praxis.