Geetha Rao Sant
Lecturer in Law; Co-Director, Intellectual Property & Nonprofit Organizations Clinic; Director, Nonprofit Organizations Program
A.B., Duke University
J.D., Washington University
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Phone: (314) 935-8815
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 126
Deborah Curtis- (314) 935-9490
Intellectual Property & Nonprofit Organizations Clinic
Geetha Rao Sant is a Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Legal Clinic for the law school, overseeing the Nonprofit Organizations aspect of the Clinic. Sant is a former adjunct professor for the Master’s Program in Nonprofit Management at Washington University’s University College, where she has taught Legal Issues Impacting Nonprofits.
With over 22 years experience in corporate law practice focusing on for-profit and nonprofit organizations, Sant has lectured extensively on various aspects of nonprofit governance. Her expertise includes board of director governance training, effective use of volunteers, board member relations and responsibilities, employee volunteer programs, strategic planning, compensation standards and audit overview.
Sant is an active nonprofit volunteer having served as chair and in other various capacities on the board of Planned Parenthood, as trustee and as chair and member of numerous committees and task forces for MICDS and for Community School. She has also served on the boards of several educational, arts, and human service nonprofits.
Previously, Sant was a partner at The Stolar Partnership LLP in St. Louis, where she co-chaired the firm’s corporate department. Her practice focused on providing legal services and counsel to for-profit and nonprofit clients, including hospitals, educational institutions, cultural institutions, and various private and corporate foundations. She also represented clients on corporate compliance and governance matters, corporate transactions, Federal securities matters, mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, and executive compensation.
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