Course: BLAW 370. Corporate Social Responsibility (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course examines the historical and current context, drivers, and ways that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) hard law, soft law, self-regulation, and ethical norms and initiatives are adapting to the increasing power and impact of businesses. The course will also consider the key theoretical and practical issues and modes of analysis relevant as businesses along with states and their various stakeholders rebalance public values and private interests in fascinating new ways. Throughout, we will consider specific case examples and use different role-playing and other exercises that will give the students the chance to consider how they would apply CSR principles in practice. The course will also examine current cases in the context of the principles presented in the course.