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Course Offerings in Social Entrepreneurship

Harvard Law School offers a number of classes that relate both to social entrepreneurship in general and to specific issue areas in which social innovation can play a key role. For course suggestions, check out the Harvard Law Bulletin’s “A Very Enterprising Curriculum.”

Harvard Law School students can also take advantage of cross-registration to enroll in social entrepreneurship courses at other Harvard schools. Each year, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at the Kennedy School publishes The Guide to Nonprofit Courses: Harvard University and Beyond, an online course catalog that compiles classes from various Harvard schools as well as neighboring institutions. These courses relate very broadly to nonprofits, but you can search more specifically within the course catalog by selecting certain tracks, such as “Social Entrepreneurship” or “Education,” or by limiting your search to particular institutions. For details, visit

Here is a brief sampling of courses in social entrepreneurship that are being offered during the 2012-2013 school year:

Courses at Harvard Law School

Transactional Practice Clinical Seminar
Brian Price (fall term; repeated spring term)

Social Entrepreneurship
Suzanne McKechnie Klahr (winter and spring terms)

Business Strategy for Lawyers
Kathryn Spier (spring term)

Entrepreneurship and Company Creation
David Hornick (spring term)

Online Law and Business in a Globalized Economy
Urs Gasser (spring term)

The Law of Nonprofit Organizations
Victoria Bjorklund (spring term)

Courses at Other Harvard Schools

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Private and Social Sectors (KSG)
Dick Cavanagh, Robert Higgins (fall term; repeated spring term)

Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Learning (GSE)
Monica C. Higgins (fall term)

Leading and Governing High Performing Nonprofit Organizations (HBS)
Allen Grossman (fall term)

Social Entrepreneurship in the Business Sector (HBS)
Associate Professor Christopher Marquis (fall term)

Business at the Base of the Pyramid (HBS)
V. Kasturi “Kash” Rangan or Michael Chu or Shawn Cole (fall term)

Social Innovation Lab: Field Course (HBS)
Allen Grossman and Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard (winter term)

Social Entrepreneurship (FAS)
David L. Ager (spring term)