Sustainable Business: Transactions & Strategy (3 credits)
This course will introduce the student to the concept of sustainability from the perspective of businesses and other entities that wish to achieve it. The course will begin with a consideration of why a firm would wish to adopt more sustainable practices, and examine elements of corporate law that hinder the adoption of environmentally preferable internal guidelines. The course will also examine doctrines from more traditional areas of law such as contracts and torts and consider how these may affect business transactions. Finally, we will discuss how legal changes — from tax policy to intellectual property rules — can be implemented to foster more sustainable business development. Papers in this course can be used to satisfy the upper level writing requirement.