Professor Brody received her J.D. (magna cum laude) in 1981 from Georgetown
University Law Center, where she was case and notes editor of The Tax Lawyer, the law
journal of the ABA Tax Section. She earned her B.A. in comparative literature from Yale
University. Professor Brody joined IIT Chicago-Kent's faculty in 1992. From 1988 to
1992, she was an attorney/adviser in the Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury Department.
Previously she practiced with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., and with Michael,
Best & Friedrich in Madison, Wisconsin. Professor Brody teaches personal income tax,
taxation of business enterprises, taxation of investments, and nonprofit law. 

Professor Brody has published and spoken widely on a variety of legal, economic, and
social issues affecting individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. For
excellence in legal scholarship, she was named a Norma and Edna Freehling Scholar for
2002-04. In 1994, she taught a course on the tax treatment of financial products for the
Taiwan Ministry of Finance, and in 1992 she served on the Clinton/Gore Transition Team
(Treasury/Tax Policy Cluster). She has visited at Penn (Spring 1998), Duke (Fall 2001),
and NYU (Spring 2002) law schools. 

Professor Brody is an affiliated scholar with the Urban Institute's Center on
Nonprofits and Philanthropy. She has served as secretary of the ABA Section on Taxation
and as a board member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and
Voluntary Action and of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Professor Brody served as the
reporter of the American Law Institute's Project on Principles of the Law of
Nonprofit Organizations through 2013, and continues to serve the project as consultant.


U.S. Nonprofit Law Reform: The Role of Private Organizations, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2012)


All Charities Are Property-Tax Exempt, but Some Charities Are More Exempt Than Others, New England Law Review (2010)

Attention from the media notwithstanding, the nonprofit sector continues to achieve remarkable success in state...



Respecting Foundation and Charity Autonomy: How Public Is Private Philanthropy? (symposium) (with J. Tyler), Chicago-Kent Law Review (2010)

Recent years have seen a disturbing increase in legal proposals by the public and government...



Contributions to Books

Justifications for Tax Exemption, International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (2010)
The Legal Framework for Nonprofit Organizations, The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook (2006)
Nonprofit Organizations, Payments in Lieu of Taxes (“PILOTs”), Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy (2005)