Recommended Courses | NYU School of Law

Drawing from a broad set of courses, students can craft a curriculum that covers the numerous skills required of a transactional lawyer working in the social entrepreneurship space. Students can focus on a recommended set of core courses, along with advanced offerings in corporate governance & finance, international & community development, intellectual property, environmental law, and others. Law students are also encouraged to expand their horizons with interdisciplinary work at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Wagner School of Public Service.

Core Courses

  • Corporations
  • Law of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Income Taxation
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance

Advanced Corporate Law

  • Law & Business of Corporate Governance
  • Ethical & Legal Challenges in the Modern Corporation
  • Law & Business of Human Rights

Finance & Development

  • Community Development Law
  • Financing Development
  • Law & Business of Microfinance and Impact Investing
  • Project Finance
  • Venture Capital

Intellectual Property & Technology

  • Survey of Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Business Law for Technology Companies
  • Patent Licensing
  • Innovation without IP Seminar


  • Environmental Law
  • Property Rights in Development
  • Land Use, Housing and Community Development in NYC
  • Energy Deals

Preferential Courses at NYU Stern

  • Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • New Venture Financing
  • Venture Capital Financing
  • Social Venture Capital
  • Corporate Branding and CSR