Exploring corporate social responsibility (CSR) from a law jobs perspective

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    A substantial amount of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) definitions
    appear to exclude law by the use of phrases such as: 'beyond the legal
    requirements', 'voluntary' or that which is required by law'. This
    indicates that the role of law within CSR is at the very least contested. Yet
    it is accepted that CSR in general deals with various issues arising from the
    relationship between business corporations and society and law is a fundamental aspect of such relationship. Law can be perceived in many ways
    and an underlying premise of this paper is that the way law is defined
    spell out the role for law within This paper therefore proposes that
    CSR can be explored from a law-jobs perspective. Llewellyn's law-jobs perspective involves finding law through its role in relational and original settings. This perspective strips law by definition to its bare bones and ask
    what jobs law is capable of doing. The point of such exploration within
    CSR will be to present a perspective that asks crucial questions about the
    role law can perform in any business- society relationship. It will allow for
    a fuller exploration of law's relevance to CSR.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20-45
    JournalContemporary Issues in Law
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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