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LAWS 6603 Nonprofit Organizations (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This is a course in the law and theory of charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Our primary emphasis is on understanding the state and federal law governing these organizations, together with the rights and responsibilities of their members, officers, and directors. For example, we will explore what is a qualifying "charitable" activity, limits on the commercial and political activities of nonprofits, and rules for executive compensation. Our legal discussion will be informed by an exploration of the purposes of charity, whether it has a unique social mission, and what implications those theories have for the proper governance of the sector. There will be an open-book, in-class 3-hour final exam and occasional ungraded (i.e., fun) in-semester projects.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17