During the 2010-2011 academic year, Keren G. Raz was the Social Enterprise Fellow at New York University School of Law and a Socially Responsible Investing Associate at Apollo Management. She graduated cum laude from NYU Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Arts with honors from University of Arizona. She was the co-founder of NYU’s Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association and an alumnus of the NYU Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship.
Keren’s research focused on the legal needs of social enterprises – organizations that use business methods to achieve social missions. She was interested in identifying a more appropriate legal structure for those social enterprises that can be characterized both as non-profits and for-profits. She also continued to examine emerging forms such as the low-profit limited liability company and the benefit corporation while working closely with those founding social enterprises to understand their specific legal needs. She is a guest blogger for various nonprofit and social enterprise law blogs. Recent works include an article assessing the emerging legal forms for hybrids (forthcoming in NYU’s Review for Law and Social Change) and a summary of the flexible purpose corporation for a nonprofit law blog.