Dean Phil Weiser, the faculty, staff, and students warmly welcome all of our alumni to celebrate, revive old friendships, network, and connect with Colorado Law during homecoming weekend.
In addition to fun homecoming events, Colorado Law alumni get together to celebrate reunions every five years after graduation on homecoming weekend. This year classes ending in "3" and "8" will be celebrating. Reunion chairs from each class organize events. To help with your class reunion or find out who your class reunion organizers are, please contact Savannah Graham at Savannah.Graham@colorado.edu or 303-492-1744.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Title: Lessons from the Financial Crisis
Through a moderated discussion, the panel will consider: What caused the financial crisis? What regulatory failures contributed to the severity of the crisis? Did the financial reform fix these failures? What financial reform failed to address? How financial firms and investors are responding to the raft of new legal rules in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act?
Don Childears, President & CEO, Colorado Bankers Association
Randall Fons, Partner, Morrison Foerster
Erik Gerding, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
Fay Chu Fong, Fortis Law Partners LLC, f/k/a Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman, LLC
Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School
Title: Social Entrepreneurship, Lawyers, and the Law
Social Entrepreneurship is innovation designed to create social value, in addition to (or as opposed to) personal or shareholder wealth.
The goal is social value -- creation through non-profit, government, or business activity. Social entrepreneurs seek to identify and solve large scale social problems by seizing on opportunities for change. They move to utilize all available tools from the for-profit world to generate such solutions at scale. As Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka, put it, "Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry."
This panel will discuss examples of social entrepreneurship and the role of law and lawyers in such change efforts. We will touch on the question of legal form -- non-profit, for-profit, B-corps, L3Cs -- as well as the ways in which lawyers can add value to these enterprises. We will also discuss crowdfunding, accelerators, microfinance, and other funding mechanisms; international aspects of social entrepreneurship; and emerging themes in social entrepreneurship education, including our entrepreneurship-related efforts at Colorado Law.
Scott Peppet, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School