Nancy A. McLaughlin, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed associate reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations project.
McLaughlin will work with a team to comprehensively address the laws governing charities and charitable assets in the United States. As part of the project, the group will address legal questions relating to the formation, governance and termination of charities; the duties of governing boards and individual fiduciaries; federal and state regulation of charities; and the laws governing charitable assets and pledges. Other reporters appointed to the project include Marion Fremont Smith, a senior research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, and Jill Horwitz, a law professor at the University of California Los Angeles.
The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. The institute drafts, discusses, revises and publishes restatements of the law, model codes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. By participating in the institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated and to contribute to the public good.
McLaughlin has been a member of the American Law Institute since 2007.