The nonprofit, tax-exempt sector is a vibrant part of our economy and our society’s identity. It is also a growing and interesting legal practice area. This course introduces students to federal laws that pertain to tax-exempt organizations, including such topics as acquisition and maintenance of tax-exempt status, different federal classifications of tax-exempt organizations, related and unrelated business income earned by tax-exempt organizations, and federal rules regarding legislative lobbying by tax-exempt organizations. These laws affect organizations as diverse as religious organizations and social clubs. Some organizations provide services, but others’ primary mission is the dissemination of ideas. In a society that values innovation and volunteerism, laws regulating tax-exempt sector activity must strike a balance between foregoing certain types of tax revenues and facilitating unique, positive contributions by tax-exempt organizations. There are no prerequisites for this course. Students should be aware that class attendance is mandatory. Also, students should expect short graded and ungraded written assignments in addition to a final exam.