Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business

2012-2013 Kauffman Legal Research Fellow

Anurag Gupta is the current Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Fellow. Anurag obtained his J.D. from NYU Law in 2011, where he was a Root-Tilden-Scholar and a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. For the past year, Anurag was a Fellow in Nonprofit Law at the General Counsel’s Office of the Vera Institute of Justice. At Vera, he addressed various legal, business, and organizational issues confronted by a wide range of Vera’s research departments, technical assistance programs, demonstration projects, and fiscally sponsored organizations, particularly the Pipeline Crisis/Winning Strategies for Young Black Men Initiative. During law school, Anurag spent his summers at the International Women's Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Vera Institute of Justice in New York and New Orleans. He also participated in NYU Law's Business Law Transaction Clinic and the Law & Business Projects Seminar, in which he completed a business plan for a social enterprise. Prior to law school, Anurag served as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in South Korea and the founding director of Opening Possibilities Asia (OPA), an apolitical social enterprise that brings educational resources and capacity to independent schools inside Burma. Anurag holds a master’s in Development Studies from Cambridge and a bachelor’s in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and International Relations from NYU. He is a member of the New York State bar.

Anurag’s research focuses on the emerging state-based legal frameworks that provide entrepreneurs and advocates with innovative corporate arrangements, in contrast to traditional for-profit and nonprofit forms, that suit the dynamic needs of triple-bottom-line seeking social enterprises. In particular, he is interested in investigating the many enabling statutes for benefit corporations and low-profit limited liability companies. His other research interests include innovation in legal administrative systems, the intersection of social entrepreneurship and human rights law, transitional justice bureaucracy and implementation, and organizational structures that enable social movements.

Publications:

“L3Cs & B Corps: New Forms Fertilizing the Field between For-Profit & Non-Profit Corporations,” 8 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. 203 (2011).

 “Girls Learn Everything: Realizing the Right to Education Through CEDAW,” 16 New Eng. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 49 (2010) [co-authored with Maria Herminia Graterol].