Schmidthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=54SchmidtElizabeth SchmidtAssociate Professor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Schmidt_Elizabeth.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Stanford University, 1978AB, Princeton University 1974802-831-1103BSCHMIDT@vermontlaw.edu<div>Professor Elizabeth Schmidt teaches Nonprofit Law and Property at Vermont Law School. She has also taught Nonprofit Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law, Employment Discrimination, Legal Writing, and Legal Skills at the College of William and Mary.</div><div><br>In addition to being a law professor, Professor Schmidt has been a corporate litigator, legal counsel for GuideStar, a manager of educational outreach at Colonial Williamsburg, and a management consultant for nonprofit organizations. At Colonial Williamsburg and GuideStar, she developed mission-related and revenue-producing programs. As a management consultant, she wrote strategic plans, helped organizations improve governance, guided organizations through transitions, and led seminars on legal and managerial issues facing nonprofits. She also authored several community assessments and helped communities determine how best to meet their goals.<br></div><div>She has authored articles related to nonprofit governance, accountability, policies, and ethics, as well as the casebook <em>Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization</em>. She has also written about the emerging area of social enterprise. She received an AB degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and a JD degree from Stanford University, where she was a note editor for the <em>Stanford Law Review</em>.</div>GP0|#2d21086f-0a20-47c2-b3f4-f6e200837d80;L0|#02d21086f-0a20-47c2-b3f4-f6e200837d80|Nonprofit Corporations;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#09fa4b92-9ad9-4626-9d43-1ce2e2667a8a;L0|#009fa4b92-9ad9-4626-9d43-1ce2e2667a8a|Property Law;GP0|#a0bd4e59-e4bd-4a2c-95b9-cf9dc7e3390b;L0|#0a0bd4e59-e4bd-4a2c-95b9-cf9dc7e3390b|Employment Law;GP0|#f3406429-cd7d-4065-acb0-8b723e3197aa;L0|#0f3406429-cd7d-4065-acb0-8b723e3197aa|Family Law;GP0|#c23894f9-e9b2-4942-bb60-1b01de0da256;L0|#0c23894f9-e9b2-4942-bb60-1b01de0da256|Juvenile LawGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Non Profit Organizations; Social Enterprise Law

Biography

Biography

Publications

Publications

 

 

Creating Shared Value in the Hybrid Venture Arena: A Business Model Innovation Perspectivehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=184Creating Shared Value in the Hybrid Venture Arena: A Business Model Innovation Perspective<div class="ExternalClass5048259E661D492189D3918169685547"><p>​Schmidt<em>, Creating Shared Value in the Hybrid Venture Arena: A Business Model Innovation Perspective </em>(with Juan Florin), 2 J. Social Entrepreneurship (Oct.2011)​</p></div>184Publication
Teachers Manual to Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle Of a Charitable Organization http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=174Teachers Manual to Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle Of a Charitable Organization <div class="ExternalClass8FDF6524E0FB4DB0A08B305413F9C260"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Teachers Manual to Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle Of a Charitable Organization</em> (Wolters Klower, Aspen Publishing, 2011)</p></div>174Publication
Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle Of a Charitable Organizationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=172Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle Of a Charitable Organization<div class="ExternalClassCBBF9DAEEB2A4C84BE566774160F9DB3"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle Of a Charitable Organization</em> (Wolters Klower, Aspen Elective Series, 2011). </p></div>172Publication
​Lost Among The Lost Generation: Six American Womenhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=209​Lost Among The Lost Generation: Six American Women<div class="ExternalClass96877B0AF4A24D27B5D015366C9E39FF"><p>​<em>Lost Among The Lost Generation: Six American Women In Paris, 1974</em>, on file at Firestone Library, Princeton </p></div>209Publication
Birth Defective Infants: A Standard for Nontreatment Decisionshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=208Birth Defective Infants: A Standard for Nontreatment Decisions<div class="ExternalClassFD4091B08AF74383904C2F44321EDADB"><p>​<em>Birth Defective Infants: A Standard for Nontreatment Decisions,</em> 30 Stanford Law Review 599 (1978) </p></div>208Publication
Conflictshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=207Conflicts<div class="ExternalClass1C55A16C594A47CDA3B4E9C270D2F978"><p>​Rendleman and Schmidt, <em>Conflicts</em>, in Family Law And Practice In Virginia (Virginia Law Foundation,1986)</p></div>207Publication
Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=206Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birth<div class="ExternalClass9913986ABC6D410AB8034033BED62A1B"><p>​<em>Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birth</em> (Women Judges Fund for Justice, Washington, DC, 1992).</p></div>206Publication
Treatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=205Treatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Law<div class="ExternalClass5D4723E77F09480B98B664A76A124898"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Treatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Law</em>, in The Beginnings Of Human Life: Medical, Legal, And Ethical Issues, eds. F. Beller and Robert Weir (Kluwer Academic Publisher, Amsterdam, 1994). </p></div>205Publication
Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburghttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=204Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg<div class="ExternalClass42A2D74DC91F474BA8AFB516D090AF85"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg</em>, Colonial Williamsburg (Winter 1996-1997).</p></div>204Publication
Don't Wanna Slave No Morehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=203Don't Wanna Slave No More<div class="ExternalClassFC1DF02738C6453FA25C8FA05DBE5183"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Don't Wanna Slave No More</em>, an Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg, Education Satlink, p. 6 (November 1997). </p></div>203Publication
Backdraft, An Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburghttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=202Backdraft, An Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg<div class="ExternalClass87467384F685493C908DA4790173A284"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Backdraft, An Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg</em>, Education Satlink, p. 8 (March 1997)</p></div>202Publication
Learning from Electronic Field Tripshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=201Learning from Electronic Field Trips<div class="ExternalClass84B2E9EC746B47A4B3C4E02436CBF4F2"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Learning from Electronic Field Trips</em>, Journal Of Museum Education, p. 10 (Winter 1997) </p></div>201Publication
Case Study: Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginiahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=200Case Study: Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia<div class="ExternalClassFEDB635ADCC1437B978DC397C268643B"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Case Study: Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia</em>, Museum Practice, vol. 3, p. 50 (1998) </p></div>200Publication
Joining a Nonprofit Board in a Post Enron Worldhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=199Joining a Nonprofit Board in a Post Enron World<div class="ExternalClass324EDEED69F44B628C96A8039F7EF04A"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Joining a Nonprofit Board in a Post Enron World, </em> (March2003)</p></div>http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2003/joining-a-nonprofit-board-in-a-post-enron-world.aspx 199Publication
Fundraising: What Laws Apply? http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=198Fundraising: What Laws Apply? <div class="ExternalClass55F31B084BD24B46AD2AD6FC5D2E6CE1"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Fundraising: What Laws Apply? </em> (July 2003)  </p></div>http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2003/fundraising-what-laws-apply.aspx198Publication
How Ethical is Your Nonprofit Organization?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=197How Ethical is Your Nonprofit Organization?<div class="ExternalClass4E8358EAFE1F458687105818D873E437"><p>​Schmidt, <em>How Ethical is Your Nonprofit Organization? </em> (Nov. 2004)  </p></div>http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2004/how-ethical-is-your-nonprofit-organization.aspx197Publication
Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds Youhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=196Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You<div class="ExternalClass700ABE35B4FD4D67B83D86AC5CC474CE"><p>Schmidt, <em>Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You</em>, Charity Channel's Grants And Foundations Review, (July 20, 2005) </p></div>http://www.charitychannel.com/articles/article-categories/grants-and-foundations-review/article/1806/bioid/644/xmid.aspx196Publication
Policies and Procedures: The Nuts and Bolts that Prevent Nonprofits from Crashinghttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=195Policies and Procedures: The Nuts and Bolts that Prevent Nonprofits from Crashing<div class="ExternalClassB566D480A12E461D9376C6C5FA77F9BC"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Policies and Procedures: The Nuts and Bolts that Prevent Nonprofits from Crashing</em>, Nonprofit Boards And Governance Review,  (Oct. 20, 2005)  </p></div>http://www.charitychannel.com/articles/article-categories/nonprofit-boards-and-governance-review/article/2125/bioid/644/xmid.aspx195Publication
Surry County Needs Assessmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=194Surry County Needs Assessment<div class="ExternalClassBF27571D720947D4B402D3C8DC599D39"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Surry County Needs Assessment</em> (Office on Youth Substance Abuse, Surry County, Virginia 2007) </p></div>194Publication
Williamsburg Area Community Indicatorshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=193Williamsburg Area Community Indicators<div class="ExternalClass87407EFDEE0D44A1AAEC2548596ACF5E"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Williamsburg Area Community Indicators</em> (Historic Triangle Funders Forum, 2005, updated 2006)  </p></div>193Publication
Taking Evaluation Seriously-Still a Way to Gohttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=191Taking Evaluation Seriously-Still a Way to Go<div class="ExternalClassC63298DB70F84F8B92D262D84F05564C"><p>​Schmidt and Bonbright, <em>Taking Evaluation Seriously-Still a Way to Go,</em> Alliance Magazine, Dec. 2007 (Dec. 2007)</p></div>http://www.alliancemagazine.org/node/258. 191Publication
Don't Let the New Form 990 Catch You Flat-Footedhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=190Don't Let the New Form 990 Catch You Flat-Footed<div class="ExternalClassF17DE8EEA491482487ABA02D0E2F31B3"><p>​Schmidt, <em>Don't Let the New Form 990 Catch You Flat-Footed</em>, Charity Channel's Nonprofit Boards And Governance Review, (Sept. 17, 2008),</p></div>http://www.charitychannel.com/articles/article-categories/nonprofit-boards-and-governance-review/article/2236/bioid/2014/xmid.aspx 190Publication

Presentations

Presentations

 

 

Re-Diagnosing Founder's Syndromehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=210Re-Diagnosing Founder's Syndrome<div class="ExternalClass9687614E0E1F48A8BB2AF428CF70EF93"><p>​Re-Diagnosing Founder's Syndrome, Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Section of the AALS, Forthcoming Jan. 7, 2012 </p></div>210Presentation
​Legal Pitfalls & Possibilities for Nonprofitshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=211​Legal Pitfalls & Possibilities for Nonprofits<div class="ExternalClass2505A1E7123B4162AB9ACB448BCE86F8"><p>​Legal Pitfalls & Possibilities for Nonprofits, Tuck Business School's Nonprofit Exchange, Sept. 26, 2011</p></div>211Presentation
​Vermont's Social Hybrid Pioneers: Early Observations and Questions to Ponderhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=212​Vermont's Social Hybrid Pioneers: Early Observations and Questions to Ponder<div class="ExternalClass756DBD357AB3477388594DA5B9990E89"><p>​<em>Vermont's Social Hybrid Pioneers: Early Observations and Questions to Ponder,</em> Vermont Law Review's 10<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> Annual Symposium, South Royalton, VT, Feb. 19, 2010  </p></div>212Presentation
​Board Member Accountability and Responsibilityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=213​Board Member Accountability and Responsibility<div class="ExternalClass94FAB9E033B047539F722DEEA2FCEAE1"><p>​<em>Board Member Accountability and Responsibility, </em>Focus, Inc., Petersburg, VA, September 20, 2008<em> </em> </p></div>213Presentation
​Workshop on Nonprofit By-Lawshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=214​Workshop on Nonprofit By-Laws<div class="ExternalClassBA73A53CFA1141BF904D21C2E6AC95C4"><p>​<em>Workshop on Nonprofit By-Laws</em>, Richmond, VA, June 14, 2008 </p></div>214Presentation
​Nonprofit Law in a Nutshellhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=215​Nonprofit Law in a Nutshell<div class="ExternalClassCFCD8006936E4579888CB61C9A11AB84"><p>​<em>Nonprofit Law in a Nutshell,</em> Greater Williamsburg Area Volunteer Association, Williamsburg, VA, March 23, 2006.  </p></div>215Presentation
Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=216Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birth<div class="ExternalClass6987500E039548E1B000713AB46AD03F"><em>Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birth</em>, presented to: <ul><li>Mississippi state court judges, Jackson, MS, Feb. 1994 </li><li>New England Supreme Court Justices, Portland, ME, May, 1995 </li><li>National Association of Women Judges Annual Conference, </li></ul></div>216Presentation
Treatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=217Treatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Law<div class="ExternalClassD29222CF468046158B7C56720C5DF6DD"><p><em>Treatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Law</em>, presented at the International Symposium on the Beginning of Human Life, University of Iowa, January, 1990. </p></div>217Presentation

Awards & Accomplishments

Awards & Accomplishments

​Awards, Honors & Grants

 

 

Phi Beta Kappahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=222Phi Beta Kappa<div class="ExternalClass8873E3298A61451DAAFDB99E37BFA1BD"><p>​Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 1974</p></div>222Award, Honor or Grant
Legal Writing Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=221Legal Writing Award<div class="ExternalClass18C42CDEA200479484AA211A423F7325"><p>​Legal Writing Award, Stanford University Law School, 1976</p></div>221Award, Honor or Grant
Best Student Law Review Notehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=220Best Student Law Review Note<div class="ExternalClass756E03126EDF4E148FF604B85E5ACD46"><p>​Best Student Law Review Note, Stanford University Law School, 1978 </p></div>220Award, Honor or Grant
Innovator's Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=219Innovator's Award<div class="ExternalClassE2322EAFEA0D42CBB366855FF2614978"><p>​James City County, Virginia, Innovator's Award, 2005</p></div>219Award, Honor or Grant
​St. George Tucker Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=218​St. George Tucker Award<div class="ExternalClass62C2F8EE44764A5A969427FB6778A3AB"><p>​St. George Tucker Award, William and Mary Law School, 2005-2006 </p></div>218Award, Honor or Grant

​Media Contributions

 

 

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American Association of Law Schoolshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=224American Association of Law Schools<div class="ExternalClassEAFF780D51AA4593B68EF3284731EF63"><p> American Association of Law Schools</p><ul><li> Member, Section on Nonprofit Law and Philanthropy </li><li> Member, Property Law Section </li></ul></div>224Affiliation
American Bar Associationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=223American Bar Association<div class="ExternalClass7094207155BC4B7880EEE55249C03D0C"><p> American Bar Association</p><ul><li>Member, Business Law Section </li><li>Member,Taxation Section </li><li>Member, Property Law Section </li></ul></div>223Affiliation
Virginia State Bar, Memberhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=225Virginia State Bar, Member225Affiliation