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Susan Gary

Orlando J. and Marian H. Hollis Professor

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Phone: (541) 346-3856
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Professor Gary's teaching and research interests include nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates, and estate planning. She has written and spoken about the regulation of charities, the definition of family for inheritance purposes, and the use of mediation to resolve disputes in probate and during the estate planning process. She has been involved in establishing the law school's Probate Mediation Clinic and Nonprofit Clinic and serves as faculty supervisor of the Nonprofit Clinic. Before entering academia she practiced with Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, and with DeBandt, van Hecke & Lagae in Brussels. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia University.

Prof. Gary is an Academic Fellow and Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She served as the Reporter for the Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, projects of the Uniform Law Commission. She has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the NYU National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, and holds or has held leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools, the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section of the ABA, and the Oregon State Bar.


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