Dear Section members:
Here is a reminder and an update to previous news about the AALS Conference in DC:
Friday, January 6th at 7:30pm. As previously advertised, we are invited by The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Stacy Palmer, Editor-in-Chief), to dinner at an as yet undetermined restaurant in the general vicinity of the Gala. I’m very pleased to let you know that Diana Aviv, President and CEO of Independent Sector, will speak to us about a topic related to changes being proposed that would affect the regulation and/or tax treatment of nonprofits. Please save the date and spread the word to others who might be interested in attending!
The Chronicle is interested in getting a head count-- please let us know if you are likely to attend the dinner with an RSVP to: Norman.Silber@Yale.edu
Saturday, January 7th at 10:30 - 12:15 PM.
Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law: The Personal Price of Nonprofit Activity
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
In keeping with the theme for this year’s conference, this session considers, in the context of
nonprofit leadership, the degree to which law fosters civil society. It explores the personal price
that citizens sometimes pay for their involvement in nonprofit organizations. The speakers address this question in its domestic and its international dimensions. In the United States, benefactors have on occasion been excoriated for well-intentioned gifts; humiliated by accusations of wrongdoing; and tarnished by the shortcomings of the organizations they founded. Overseas, leaders of nonprofits sometimes have been financially ruined and physically imperiled. Time will be reserved to hear perspectives from the audience.
Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.
Judith C. Areen, Georgetown University Law Center
Douglas Rutzen, President, International Center for Not-For-Profit Law,
Elizabeth Schmidt, Vermont Law School
Linda F. Sugin, Fordham University School of Law
Wan Yanhai, Director, Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education, Beijing,
I look forward to seeing you in Washington—please contact me if you have any questions.
With Best Wishes,
Professor of Law
Hofstra Law School
Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School