Conference Presenter Profile
Name: Barbara Schatz
Professional Title: Clinical Professor of Law
Affiliation: Columbia Law School
Country: United States
Title of Presentation(s):
- Protecting NGOs – Transactional Representation Advocacy and Social Enterprise
Short Bio: Barbara Schatz is Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches a seminar in Nonprofit Institutions and the Community Enterprise Clinic, in which students, under her supervision, represent non-profits, small businesses and social enterprises. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, she served as executive director of Lawyers Alliance for New York, where she administered a pro bono program for 1,800 lawyers and built the organization’s non-profit and community development practice. She serves on the boards and executive committees of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, Trickle Up and the Non-Profit Coordinating Committee of New York. She co-founded Human Rights First and Court-Appointed Special Advocates and served on their boards for many years. She has written or edited several publications on exempt organizations and small businesses, including Getting Organized, Starting Off Right and Small Business Start-Ups. She has taught and consulted with law faculties in China, Central and Eastern Europe, and countries of the former Soviet Union on the creation of clinical programs, including those representing NGOs.
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