Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy

The nonprofit sector is a powerful and important part of the economy that is highly regulated by both state and federal law. This course blends business law, tax law, public interest law, and constitutional law. It considers many of the unique legal and policy issues that face charities, including eligibility for tax exemption, restrictions on political activities, prohibition on private benefit for individuals, regulation of fundraising, and limitations on commercial enterprise. The course compares the law and theory of business organizations with that of nonprofit organizations in the context of fiduciary duties and executive compensation.
Credits: 2

Type: LEC

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No

Does this course have a waitlist? No

When is this course offered? Fall and Spring semesters