Prof. Paolo Galizzi
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Corporate Social Responsibility Clinic
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) clinic, directed by Professor Paolo Galizzi, is designed to introduce students to the law and practice of corporate social responsibility, and expose them to the challenges and prospects for maximizing social and environmental outcomes alongside profits. Opportunities to promote sustainable development in global industry abound. Focusing on the intersection of industry, society and environmental sustainability, clinic participants will work on real-world projects to identify promising openings for early adopters and first-to-market innovators of sustainable policies, technologies, and business models. For the fieldwork component, participants will research and design a concrete CSR project.
In the past academic year, projects included: drafting a human rights policy for a major multinational corporation; working with the United Nations Global Compact on an anticorruption project; working with law firms in Colombia to identify ways in which lawyers can fulfill their CSR obligations.
The seminar portion of the clinic will introduce students to the theory and practice of corporate social responsibility law. With guest lecturers from experts in the field, students will study the history and modern development of the CSR; as well as such practical skills as project research and design, stakeholder consultation, interview techniques, and proposal drafting and development.