Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Law of Non-Profit Organizations (LAW-852-001)
Benjamin Leff

Meets: 08:00 PM - 09:50 PM (M) - Yuma - Room Y402

Enrolled: 22 / Limit: 40

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Suggested companion course: Leading & Counseling Non-Profit Organizations, LAW-795Z-001 Assessment: Take-home exam, essay questions. Class participation.


Law of Nonprofit Organizations introduces the regulation of nonprofit organizations through both state law and federal tax law. Students consider the major aspects of nonprofit regulation. The course (loosely) follows the life-cycle of a small charitable nonprofit by covering topics such as creation of the entity, structuring the board of directors, and dealing with charitable contributions, as well as more advanced topics like engaging in political and commercial activities. This course is designed to be taken simultaneously with the 2-credit add-on course: Leading and Counseling Nonprofit Organizations (LAW 795Z-001). Registration in both classes is not required but is strongly encouraged.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Elizabeth Schmidt, NONPROFIT LAW: THE LIFE CYCLE OF A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION (Aspen 2011, ISBN-10: 0735598460) OR NONPROFIT LAW: THE LIFE CYCLE OF A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION (Aspen 2016, ISBN: 9781454879961). All assignments are provided in both editions.

First Class Readings

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