Law school to honor Professor Laura Chisolm with memorial program

Case Western Reserve University School of Law will honor the late Professor Laura Chisolm at a memorial program Monday, Sept. 26, at 4:30 p.m., in the Moot Courtroom. A leading authority on the law of nonprofit organizations, she died May 21 after a long illness.

Professor Chisolm joined the faculty in 1984 and taught courses on property, legislation, wills and trusts, and nonprofit organizations. She received her B.A. and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She graduated from the law school summa cum laude and first in her class. Before returning to the faculty, she spent three years at the Institute for Child Advocacy. She played a prominent role in CWRU’s Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, served as the founding director of the law school’s Center for Social Justice, was appointed Reporter to the Uniform Law Commission’s Project on the Regulation of Charities, chaired the Important Developments Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Committee on Exempt Organizations, and was active in the Non-Profit Forum based at New York University.

The program is open to alumni, members and friends of the law school community. Those who have recollections and tributes that they would like to share are encouraged to contact School of Law Professor Jonathan Entin at 368.3321 or