About This Class
Through the use of innovation legal tools and processes, this course introduces the legal skills and knowledge needed to provide emerging triple bottom line start-ups, entrepreneurs and communities with legal guidance to promote environmental health and social change via community redevelopment, public benefit enterprise and social justice non-profits. Students will learn about innovative legal solutions and tools for offering affordable legal services, and deepen their understanding of how legal practice and business can catalyze environmental and social change. The majority of in-class lectures will be delivered by Vermont attorneys with relevant specialties to course topics. Students work will include reading, legal research, reflective writing and simulated legal service projects. This course is required for the VLSell Practicum.