Nancy A. McLaughlin is the Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development at the University of Utah SJ. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City. Professor McLaughlin received her doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990 and a bachelor’s honors degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1987, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her scholarship focuses on conservation easements and nonprofit governance issues, and she writes and lectures extensively on these issues. Professor McLaughlin is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She also served as a member of the Land Trust Alliance’s Conservation Easement Amendment Policy Group, which assisted the Alliance in drafting its report on amending conservation easements; she serves on the Alliance’s Conservation Defense Advisory Council, the advisory board of Utah Open Lands and Vital Ground, and she is a member of the Habitat Protection Advisory Committee of the Wildlife Land Trust.