School of Law
Juris Doctorate, May 2010
NYU School of Law
Law and Social Entrepreneurship Fellow
Keren Raz is committed to providing the legal expertise, building the infrastructure, and establishing the legal foundations that social entrepreneurs need to implement their pattern-breaking visions. She graduated cum laude from NYU Law in May 2010 and received the Vanderbilt Medal for exemplary service to the law school. She is currently the inaugural Social Enterprise Fellow at NYU Law, where she is studying the legal issues that hybrid non-profit/for-profit organizations face and helping to develop build law and social entrepreneurship curricula. She is also a Socially Responsible Investing Associate at Apollo Management. She was recently featured in NYU Law's annual magazine.
Keren arrived in law school committed to social entrepreneurship, and seeing a lack of awareness about the field, co-founded NYU's Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association, one of the first law student groups in the country to explore the intersection of law and social entrepreneurship. As of August 2010, the club has more than 300 members. During law school Keren also interned for NYU's General Counsel and the Lawyers Alliance for New York.
Keren graduated from the University of Arizona in 2005, where she majored with honors in English and political science and minored in Chinese and Spanish. While in college, Keren co-founded the Magna Mentoring Project, a nonprofit organization that runs a college and scholarship mentoring program at a low-income high school in Tucson. She has also worked as a biotechnology writer, a news reporter, and director of programs for a start-up non-profit.
In her free time she travels, practices yoga, and attempts to learn surfing.