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 1974802-831-1103<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

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              ​Lost Among The Lost Generation: Six American Women​Lost Among The Lost Generation: Six American Women<div class="ExternalClass96877B0AF4A24D27B5D015366C9E39FF"> ​<em>Lost Among The Lost Generation: Six American Women In Paris, 1974</em>, on file at Firestone Library, Princeton.​ </div>209Publication
              Birth Defective Infants: A Standard for Nontreatment DecisionsBirth Defective Infants: A Standard for Nontreatment Decisions<div class="ExternalClassFD4091B08AF74383904C2F44321EDADB"> <em>Birth Defective Infants: A Standard for Nontreatment Decisions,</em> 30 Stanford Law Review 599 (1978).​ </div>208Publication
              ConflictsConflicts<div class="ExternalClass1C55A16C594A47CDA3B4E9C270D2F978"> Rendleman and Schmidt, <em>Conflicts</em>, in FAMILY LAW AND PRACTICE IN VIRGINIA (Virginia Law Foundation,1986).​ </div>207Publication
              Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To BirthMedicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birth<div class="ExternalClass9913986ABC6D410AB8034033BED62A1B"> ​<em>Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To Birth</em> (Women Judges Fund for Justice, Washington, DC, 1992).​ </div>206Publication
              Treatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad LawTreatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Law<div class="ExternalClass5D4723E77F09480B98B664A76A124898"> 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). ​ </div>205Publication
              Electronic Field Trips to Colonial WilliamsburgElectronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg<div class="ExternalClass42A2D74DC91F474BA8AFB516D090AF85"> ​Schmidt, <em>Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg</em>, Colonial Williamsburg (Winter 1996-1997).​ </div>204Publication
              Don't Wanna Slave No MoreDon't Wanna Slave No More<div class="ExternalClassFC1DF02738C6453FA25C8FA05DBE5183"> Schmidt, <em>Don't Wanna Slave No More</em>, an Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg, Education Satlink, p. 6 (November 1997). ​ </div>203Publication
              Backdraft, An Electronic Field Trip from Colonial WilliamsburgBackdraft, An Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg<div class="ExternalClass87467384F685493C908DA4790173A284"> ​Schmidt, <em>Backdraft, An Electronic Field Trip from Colonial Williamsburg</em>, Education Satlink, p. 8 (March 1997).​ </div>202Publication
              Learning from Electronic Field TripsLearning from Electronic Field Trips<div class="ExternalClass84B2E9EC746B47A4B3C4E02436CBF4F2"> ​Schmidt, <em>Learning from Electronic Field Trips</em>, Journal Of Museum Education, p. 10 (Winter 1997).​ </div>201Publication
              Case Study: Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg, VirginiaCase Study: Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia<div class="ExternalClassFEDB635ADCC1437B978DC397C268643B"> ​Schmidt, <em>Case Study: Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia</em>, Museum Practice, vol. 3, p. 50 (1998).​ </div>200Publication
              Joining a Nonprofit Board in a Post Enron WorldJoining a Nonprofit Board in a Post Enron World<div class="ExternalClass324EDEED69F44B628C96A8039F7EF04A"> ​Schmidt, <em>Joining a Nonprofit Board in a Post Enron World​</em> (March 2003). </div>http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2003/joining-a-nonprofit-board-in-a-post-enron-world.aspx 199Publication
              Fundraising: What Laws Apply? Fundraising: What Laws Apply? <div class="ExternalClass55F31B084BD24B46AD2AD6FC5D2E6CE1"> Schmidt, <em>Fundraising: What Laws Apply?</em> (July 2003).​ </div>http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2003/fundraising-what-laws-apply.aspx198Publication
              How Ethical is Your Nonprofit Organization?How Ethical is Your Nonprofit Organization?<div class="ExternalClass4E8358EAFE1F458687105818D873E437"> Schmidt, <em>How Ethical is Your Nonprofit Organization?​</em> (Nov. 2004). </div>http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2004/how-ethical-is-your-nonprofit-organization.aspx197Publication
              Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds YouDon't Bite the Hand that Feeds You<div class="ExternalClass700ABE35B4FD4D67B83D86AC5CC474CE"> Schmidt, <em>Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You</em>, Charity Channel's Grants And Foundations Review, (July 20, 2005).​ </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 CrashingPolicies and Procedures: The Nuts and Bolts that Prevent Nonprofits from Crashing<div class="ExternalClassB566D480A12E461D9376C6C5FA77F9BC"> Schmidt, <em>Policies and Procedures: The Nuts and Bolts that Prevent Nonprofits from Crashing</em>, Nonprofit Boards And Governance Review​ (Oct. 20, 2005). </div>http://www.charitychannel.com/articles/article-categories/nonprofit-boards-and-governance-review/article/2125/bioid/644/xmid.aspx195Publication
              Surry County Needs AssessmentSurry County Needs Assessment<div class="ExternalClassBF27571D720947D4B402D3C8DC599D39"> ​Schmidt, <em>Surry County Needs Assessment</em> (Office on Youth Substance Abuse, Surry County, Virginia 2007).​ </div>194Publication
              Williamsburg Area Community IndicatorsWilliamsburg Area Community Indicators<div class="ExternalClass87407EFDEE0D44A1AAEC2548596ACF5E"> ​Schmidt, <em>Williamsburg Area Community Indicators</em> (Historic Triangle Funders Forum, 2005, updated 2006).​ </div>193Publication
              The Mixed Impact of Impact EvaluationThe Mixed Impact of Impact Evaluation<div class="ExternalClass6C9A944D9C8A46F3A6FFF88703F59AA7"><p>​​Schmidt and Bonbright, <em>The Mixed Impact of Impact Evaluation</em>​, ALLIANCE MAGAZINE ONLINE (Dec. 1, 2007). </p></div>http://www.alliancemagazine.org/online/html/0712-Impact.pdf. 192Publication
              Taking Evaluation Seriously - Still a Way to GoTaking Evaluation Seriously - Still a Way to Go<div class="ExternalClassC63298DB70F84F8B92D262D84F05564C"> ​Schmidt and Bonbright, <em>Taking Evaluation Seriously - Still a Way to Go,</em> Alliance Magazine​ (Dec. 2007). </div>http://www.alliancemagazine.org/node/258. 191Publication
              Don't Let the New Form 990 Catch You Flat-FootedDon't Let the New Form 990 Catch You Flat-Footed<div class="ExternalClassF17DE8EEA491482487ABA02D0E2F31B3"> ​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).​ </div>http://www.charitychannel.com/articles/article-categories/nonprofit-boards-and-governance-review/article/2236/bioid/2014/xmid.aspx 190Publication
              Creating Shared Value in the Hybrid Venture Arena: A Business Model Innovation PerspectiveCreating 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 Teachers 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 OrganizationNonprofit 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

              Presentations

              Presentations

               

               

              Re-Diagnosing Founder's SyndromeRe-Diagnosing Founder's Syndrome<div class="ExternalClass9687614E0E1F48A8BB2AF428CF70EF93"> <em>​Re-Diagnosing Founder's Syndrome</em>, Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Section of the AALS, January​ 7, 2012. </div>210Presentation
              ​Legal Pitfalls & Possibilities for Nonprofits​Legal Pitfalls & Possibilities for Nonprofits<div class="ExternalClass2505A1E7123B4162AB9ACB448BCE86F8"> <em>​Legal Pitfalls & Possibilities for Nonprofits</em>, Tuck Business School's Nonprofit Exchange, Sept. 26, 2011.​ </div>211Presentation
              ​Vermont's Social Hybrid Pioneers: Early Observations and Questions to Ponder​Vermont's Social Hybrid Pioneers: Early Observations and Questions to Ponder<div class="ExternalClass756DBD357AB3477388594DA5B9990E89"> ​<em>Vermont's Social Hybrid Pioneers: Early Observations and Questions to Ponder,</em> Vermont Law Review's 10<sup>th​</sup> Annual Symposium, South Royalton, VT, Feb. 19, 2010. </div>212Presentation
              ​Board Member Accountability and Responsibility​Board Member Accountability and Responsibility<div class="ExternalClass94FAB9E033B047539F722DEEA2FCEAE1"> <em>Board Member Accountability and Responsibility</em>, Focus, Inc., Petersburg, VA, September 20, 2008.​ </div>213Presentation
              ​Workshop on Nonprofit By-Laws​Workshop on Nonprofit By-Laws<div class="ExternalClassBA73A53CFA1141BF904D21C2E6AC95C4"> ​<em>Workshop on Nonprofit By-Laws</em>, Richmond, VA, June 14, 2008.​ </div>214Presentation
              ​Nonprofit Law in a Nutshell​Nonprofit Law in a Nutshell<div class="ExternalClassCFCD8006936E4579888CB61C9A11AB84"> ​<em>Nonprofit Law in a Nutshell</em>,​ Greater Williamsburg Area Volunteer Association, Williamsburg, VA, March 23, 2006. </div>215Presentation
              Medicine, Ethics, And The Law: From Conception To BirthMedicine, 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 LawTreatment Decisions for Premature and Severely Disabled Newborns: Hard Cases Make Bad Law<div class="ExternalClassD29222CF468046158B7C56720C5DF6DD"> <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. </div>217Presentation

              Awards & Accomplishments

              Awards & Accomplishments

               

               

              Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa<div class="ExternalClass8873E3298A61451DAAFDB99E37BFA1BD"><p>​Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 1974</p></div>222Award, Honor or Grant
              Legal Writing AwardLegal Writing Award<div class="ExternalClass18C42CDEA200479484AA211A423F7325"><p>​Legal Writing Award, Stanford University Law School, 1976</p></div>221Award, Honor or Grant
              Best Student Law Review NoteBest 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 AwardInnovator's Award<div class="ExternalClassE2322EAFEA0D42CBB366855FF2614978"><p>​James City County, Virginia, Innovator's Award, 2005</p></div>219Award, Honor or Grant
              ​St. George Tucker Award​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

               

               

               

               

              Virginia State Bar, MemberVirginia State Bar, Member<div class="ExternalClass7A96D01A8CFB476C852C8EDBFF7E8E67"><p>​Member, Virginia State Bar</p></div>225Affiliation
              American Association of Law SchoolsAmerican 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 AssociationAmerican 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