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Law of Cooperatives
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Type

SEM

Credits

2 cr.

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

Cooperative and mutual business forms have been widely used for purposes of economic development, workforce development and social innovation.

Historic examples include agricultural cooperatives, rural electric cooperatives, insurance mutuals and fraternals, credit unions, health maintenance organizations, housing cooperatives and mutually organized non-profits with significant earned income. This seminar will:

  • Illuminate public policy considerations for cooperative forms
  • Explore processes related to formation, governance, operations and distribution
  • Consider several common and not-so-common practices of this business model
  • Discuss and debate the merits — both economic and social — of coops as a "double bottom line" business form

Grading will be based upon a group project and presentation, an individual paper, and class participation.

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Sections

Fall 2014: Law of Cooperatives

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  • Adjunct Professor Mark Boland,
  • Adjunct Professor Christopher Kopka,
  • Adjunct Professor David Swanson

Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)

Fall 2013: Law of Cooperatives

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  • Professor Christopher Kopka

Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)

Fall 2012: Law of Cooperatives

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  • Adjunct Professor Christopher Kopka

Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)