Mark Sidel Receives Outstanding Academic Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Nonprofit Sector

The Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, named Mark Sidel the Outstanding Academic Award Recipient in the annual Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards for 2012.

Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin. His research and writing focus on the nonprofit sector and philanthropy (with a focus on the United States and on Asia); Asian law; law and development; comparative law; and human trafficking. Earlier he served in program positions with the Ford Foundation in Beijing, Hanoi, Bangkok and New Delhi, focusing on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, legal reform, and governance.  

Sidel has published numerous scholarly and policy articles on the nonprofit sector and a number of books, including "State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam: Property, Power and Values" (Routledge, forthcoming 2012, ed. with Tai), "Regulation of the Voluntary Sector: Freedom and Security in an Age of Uncertainty" (Routledge 2010), and "Philanthropy and Law in South Asia" (APPC 2004, ed. with Iftekhar Zaman, updated ed. 2007)

In addition to his academic work, Sidel currently serves on the Council on Foundations Community Foundations National Standards Board, the national accrediting and standard setting body for American community foundations and trusts; as consultant to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) for its MacArthur Foundation-funded project to assist in the development of nonprofit law in China; consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on legal and judicial reform and strengthening civil society in Vietnam; and Senior Fellow at The Philanthropic Initiative (Boston).

Sidel also serves on the board of directors of the Crane-Rogers Foundation (Institute of Current World Affairs) and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). He serves on the advisory boards of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL); the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Ciyuan Philanthropy Initiative in China; the Asia advisory board of Human Rights Watch; Maxwell School Transnational NGO Initiative at Syracuse University; Kumarian Press; and other organizations.

Submitted by Law School News on April 2, 2012

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