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Emilie Aguirre

“I seek to understand the legal and management frameworks we need to help facilitate social impact.”

“Emilie Aguirre is a scholar of business law and management whose research focuses on companies that pursue social and environmental goals alongside financial goals. She uses field research methods to understand startups and entrepreneurship, as well as large multinational companies.

She is an Associate Professor of Law at Duke Law School and a Professor of Strategy (by Courtesy) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Professor Aguirre received a Ph.D in Health Policy and Management from Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in May 2021 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 2012. She also holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge and an AB, summa cum laude, from Princeton University. Professor Aguirre was previously the Earl B. Dickerson Fellow at the University of Chicago School of Law. She has also been an Academic Fellow at the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law and a Fulbright scholar and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge. During law school, Professor Aguirre worked in privacy law at Microsoft and in mergers and acquisitions and antitrust law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz. Before law school, she worked for an education and health nonprofit in the Dominican Republic as a Princeton in Latin America Fellow.”



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