Law review symposium will focus on nonprofit oversight around the world

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Scholars and tax experts from Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States will take part in the Chicago-Kent Law Review's fall 2015 symposium "Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege: An International Comparison of Regulatory Models."

The half-day symposium will be held Thursday, November 19, from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium at Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson Streets) in Chicago.

The paper presenters will delve into the IRS's diminished role in overseeing tax-exempt organizations; politics, disclosure and state law solutions for 501(c)(4) organizations; the Charity Commission for England and Wales; nonprofit regulation in Asia and Europe; and whether charity can be regulated from the vantage of liberal neutrality.

Co-organized by Chicago-Kent Professor Evelyn Brody and Brooklyn Law School Professor Dana Brakman Reiser, the program features the following speakers:

  • Dr. Oonagh Breen, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Professor Evelyn Brody, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Professor Lloyd Mayer, Notre Dame Law School
  • Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Professor Debra Morris, Head of School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Marcus S. Owens, Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Professor Adam Parachin, Faculty of Law at Western University, Ontario, Canada
  • Professor Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Professor Linda Sugin, Fordham Law School

(Presenters McGregor-Lowndes, Owens and Parachin will participate by live feed.)

The event is free and open to the public. Approved for 4 hours of Illinois CLE. For attendees who RSVP by email by Tuesday, November 17, 2015, box lunches will be provided at no charge in the front lobby between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. To register or for more information, please email the Chicago-Kent Law Review at For the full schedule and speaker biographies, visit the symposium page on the Chicago-Kent Law Review website (

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.