Elizabeth Schmidt

Elizabeth Schmidt is the Director for George Mason University’s Enterprise in Service to Society Initiative. Prior to that, she taught Nonprofit Law and Social Enterprise Law at Vermont Law School, where she directed the Board Fellows program, which places students as non-voting members of nonprofit boards of directors. 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. Professor Schmidt has authored articles related to nonprofit governance, accountability, policies, and ethics, as well as a casebook on nonprofit law, Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization. She has also written about the emerging area of social enterprise.