RISE project

Responsabilité et Innovation Sociale des Entreprises

RISE focuses on socially responsible and innovative practices by and within corporations and other forms of organizations. Established in 2012, this experiential learning program aims to foster social and innovative corporate practices in France and beyond. It also functions as a cutting-edge laboratory and incubator of ideas, and a platform for reflexion, cross-learning and exchanges between students, legal academics, lawyers, corporate and other professional actors engaged in this field.

RISE includes two complementary features : a yearly clinical seminar, and team work on clinical project

The clinical seminar (24h per semester) focuses on challenges of governance, both internal to a company/structure (e.g. shareholder and stakeholder responsibility, financing) and external (respect for human rights, anti-curruption, environmental standards). 

In parallel to the seminar, students spend on average half a day per week dedicated to clinical team work on a project commissioned by a partner (company, law firm, professional organization, local government…). Students typically work on realizating memos, practical guides, field studies or prospective legal studies. Their project can also consist of preparing, organizing and animating an event or a debate, often with a written account (e.g. joint scholarly publishing, report, or other). Each team of students is supervised throughout the realization of their project by a tutor, mostly seasoned professionals, including lawyers tutoring projects as pro bono, as well as Faculty members of the Sciences Po Law School 

RISE is a selective program open to students in their second year of Masters at the Sciences Po Law School as well as PSIA students in selected masters. Its clinical seminar is taught in French, and the realization of projects requires a good level of French. It benefits from interventions, tutoring and support by a remarkable network of professionals from consulting, law firms, as well as the corporate world. 

The RISE program is co-taught by Marie Bouchard, Pierre Bourdon, Pierre-Louis Perin and Pierrick Le Goff.

Projects 2019-2020

Former projects

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