Our Team

Jill Horwitz

Jill Horwitz, Faculty Director, Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits

Jill Horwitz is the David Sanders Professor in Law and Medicine at UCLA School of Law and Professor of Public Affairs (by courtesy) at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She was the Vice Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life at the School of Law for the academic years 19-20 and 20-21. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria Department of Economics in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining UCLA in 2012, she was on the faculty at the University of Michigan, where she was the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law and Co-Director of Law and Economics. She also held joint appointments at Michigan with the School of Public Health and the Ford School of Public Policy. As the Reporter for the American Law Institute Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations, Professor Horwitz has led the ALI’s first Restatement on the subject…more

Joel A. Feuer, Executive Director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

Joel Feuer spent his professional career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. As a partner in the litigation department from 1989 to 2014, he handled a broad range of complex business law matters and has regularly counseled corporations and their directors and officers on corporate governance matters and transactions. He served as co-chair of the litigation department for Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher’s Los Angeles and Century City offices and as one of the leaders of the firm’s securities litigation practice group…more

Rose Chan Loui, Director, Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits

Rose Chan Loui is an expert on tax-exempt organizations, with a history of working with nonprofit organizations to structure and implement their advocacy and lobbying programs, as well as representing nonprofits, businesses and individuals in federal and state tax controversy matters. Loui started her legal career at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles. Experienced in for-profit matters as well, she worked in-house at ARCO and Deloitte & Touche, where she handled tax controversies. She has been active in numerous local nonprofits throughout her career. She currently serves as board chair of East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theater. She is a graduate of Stanford University, where she majored in communications and international relations, and New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the NYU Law Review.

Mac Tan Fernandez, Program Manager, Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits

Mac is a returning UCLA Law Staff as of April 2023 and is the Program Manager for the Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits. He is a graduate of UCLA with backgrounds in Political Science, Asian American Studies and Global Studies. Professionally he brings with him a deep understanding of university office administration and event/conference planning, as he has worked in various university event teams across Southern California including Cal Poly Pomona Engineering and USC Gould School of Law. He is an avid member of Meeting Planner International and Professional Convention Management Association. In his free time, he uses his passions in event planning and philanthropy to advocate for children with autism and higher education affordability. For questions, please contact him by email or at (424) 259-5014.

Rachel Estrada, Program Manager, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

Rachel Estrada joined UCLA in 2003. She is the program manager for the Lowell Milken Institute and she manages the Business Law Specialization for UCLA School of Law students. She can be reached by email or at (310) 206-1875.

Nancy Le, Events Specialist, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

As a first-generation Vietnamese-American, Nancy is always seeking ways to give back to her community and to advocate for under-served populations. She utilizes her trilingual skills to reach and advocate for diverse communities to increase opportunity, access, and the means to succeed. She previously worked as a Government Benefits paralegal at Legal Aid Foundation, advocating for people living in vulnerable, low-income communities to obtain essential food, housing, medical, and cash benefits to help retain financial stability. Additionally, she serves as an adviser and mentor to low-income, first-generation high-school, and college students.

Nancy received her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she double majored in Public Policy and Sociology and minored in Art History. She can be reached at len@law.ucla.edu

Associated Faculty

Eric Zolt

Eric M. Zolt, Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law

Eric Zolt joined UCLA in 1985. Before joining UCLA, he was a partner in the Chicago law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he specialized in individual and corporate tax matters. Before practicing law, Eric was on the research staff of the Center for Policy Alternatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Eric teaches Introduction to Federal Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Entities, Taxation of International Transactions, Elements of Economic Organization (jointly offered with the UCLA Anderson School of Management), and seminars on Taxation and Democracy, Taxation and Development, and Comparative Tax Policy…more

Taimie Bryant, Professor of Law

Taimie Bryant joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1988 and began working on animal law in the spring of 1993. At that time there were no casebooks in the subject, and animal law was taught in only a handful of law schools. She has published on animal law and theory as well as more pragmatic subjects in animal law

Besides her research and teaching on animal law, Professor Bryant has contributed to the scholarly literature on the right to hasten one’s own death in situations of irremediable suffering. She has also written about nonprofit organizations both in animal law and in the field of aid in dying. Indeed, Professor Bryant believes that nonprofit organizations are important vehicles for social justice change in the United States, and she enjoys working with students who take her courses in nonprofit organizations…more

Advisory Board