Bruce Hopkins

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:

Specializing in the areas of corporate law and taxation, Bruce R. Hopkins’ emphasis is on nonprofit organizations. His clients include charitable and educational organizations, associations, colleges, universities, hospitals, other health care providers, religious organizations, business and professional associations, and private foundations. Many nonprofit organizations retain him as general counsel, while others use his services as special tax and/or fundraising counsel.

Courses Taught:
  • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations


Representative Publications

"The Law of Tax Exempt Organizations" (Wiley, 10th ed., 2011), "Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals" (Wiley, 1st ed., 2011) with Virginia Gross, Contributing author, "The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management," (Wiley, 3rd ed., 2010).


LL.M, J.D., George Washington University, 1971, 1967; B.A., Michigan, 1964.


D.C. 1969, Missouri 1999.


American Bar Association: Taxation Section, National Association of College and University Attorneys: Taxation Section.

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