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Introducing the Law of Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy

41 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2007  

David A. Brennen

University of Kentucky - College of Law


This symposium issue of the Georgia Law Review provides an excellent opportunity to showcase both the subject matter of the January 2007 AALS section program and the growing field of legal study on matters concerning nonprofit and philanthropy law. Professor Garry Jenkins' article, included in this symposium, will provide foundational information concerning the section program. The panelists from the section program, including Professors Evelyn Brody, Susan Gary and Lizabeth Moody, have contributed to this symposium by submitting articles that address the general program topic of state-level reform of nonprofit law. Each panelist represents a different private entity in the United States that is attempting, to some degree, to take a serious look at state law and its affect on nonprofit institutions. These reform entities include the American Law Institute (ALI), the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) and the American Bar Association. But first, this short introduction to the symposium will outline other aspects of this growing field of law. It will describe the creation, development and purpose of the new AALS section, highlight the new Social Science Research Network (SSRN) abstracting journal on nonprofit law, and identify one of the major educational institutes that focuses on nonprofit and philanthropy studies.

Keywords: nonprofit, philanthropy, tax eempt, AALS, estate, corporation

Suggested Citation

Brennen, David A., Introducing the Law of Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy. Georgia Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1099, 2007; UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1018307. Available at SSRN:

David A. Brennen (Contact Author)

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Lexington, KY 40506-0048
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