Philanthropy involves voluntary initiatives and efforts to enhance the overall social welfare. Essentially, philanthropy is a lot more than just charitable donations and funding. Philanthropists work to eradicate poverty and human suffering, and to establish better living standards for the people.

Legal structures are among the most critical considerations for philanthropists. The success of philanthropic projects significantly depends on the law and legal structures.

Types of Philanthropic Legal Structures

Typically, there are several philanthropic giving structures from which to select. Legal specialists classify these structures in two major classes; private foundations and public charities. …


The world of law has seen its share of changes over the years. As time rolls along, the world adapts to these changes. Law is no exception, as there have been some key adjustments made over the past decade. Below are some of the most significant changes in the world of law this past decade.

Marriage Act 2013

It was a landmark year for law in 2013, as England and Wales saw the extension of marriage for same-sex couples. March 13, 2014, is when the act was enforced. Many argue that this has been the biggest change in law in the past decade…


Taxes are one of the most contentious topics in politics these days. The U.S. is not alone, either — many countries have debates about who should be taxed more and what types of taxes should exist. Texas has its own set of tax laws that are important to know for all state residents.

Sin Taxes in Texas

Some things are considered to be vices, and governments may impose a tax on those items. In Texas, there is a sin tax that applies to tobacco products. This means if you buy cigarettes or chewing tobacco in the state of Texas, then…


Artificial intelligence, typically known as ‘AI,’ uses computer systems to perform human tasks typically requiring intelligence, such as visual perception and recognition, decision making, and translation of languages. Most people think of artificial intelligence as robots, but it is not the case. Artificial intelligence laws address the rights and responsibilities of manufactured products and services and their users.

The Government setting up rules and regulations with regards to artificial intelligence is complicated. The complexity of technology makes it challenging to implement laws. Additionally, it is a broad sector that implements artificial intelligence applications ranging from the health, financial, education, and…


A regular partnership can be up to seven to ten years on average. The partner starts with the summer associate title. A few lawyers make it through about 121,500 to be approximate. About half of associates get hired by small firms on their way to becoming partners. If you want to continue along the path of partnership, then you’ll want to present value and a positive attitude at all times. You’ll want to put in no less than 2,000 hours each year, generate well-written and on target researched work, and improve your instincts in your particular area of expertise. …


It is quite common for people to use these two words as though they mean the same thing. While they are similar, there are very distinct differences between the two. Knowing these differences can allow people to know which approach will work best to achieve the goals they’re working toward when dealing with philanthropy and charity.

What is Charity?

Charity is characterized by empathetic outpourings of aid to help those in crisis or need. This may often be after a natural disaster, or for those suffering from diseases such as cancer or addiction issues. Charity is usually hands-on. Volunteering to build homes or…


COVID-19’s unprecedented arrival took the world by surprise, as many organizations were unprepared for the pandemic. After announcing the number of cases and the fatalities it caused, states needed to protect their citizens; hence the government putting different stipulations in place to curb this disease. The plan was to save and minimize the contamination rate and its spread. However, it had detrimental factors on companies, especially non-profitable organizations, as they are solely dependent on donations.

During the pandemic, times were hard for non-profit organizations as they had a sudden decrease in the number of volunteers, which affected their functionality. The…


Legal history, or history of law, refers to studying the origin and changes in the law. Also, legal history examines why and how the law has evolved. Law includes various rules of how people should behave. The regulations also lay out the consequences to be faced if one fails to follow them. Legal history has a close connection to human development and governance. Most ancient laws were characterized by tradition, and these rules were also based on impartiality and social equality.

Ancient World

The ancient law in Egypt dates back more than 5000 years ago with a primitive ruler coming up with…


Starting a blog can be a great way to spread your knowledge about legal issues on the internet. However, knowing how to write is only one part of the process. You’re going to have to tailor your content specifically for the internet.

Fortunately, you can find enough information out there on how to do so. Take a few of these ideas into consideration when building your law blog.

Search Engine Optimization

To build a blog people like, you’re going to first have to attract them there. Building a successful blog can be possible if you write your content with search…


Advanced recombinant DNA technology is a way to transfer genes from one single living organism to another. This science is known as biotechnology. The living organism could be a microbe, animal, or plant. Biotechnology has been utilized to increase the quality of crops and create crops tolerant of herbicides and more. This type of technology is also associated with having a variety of complex legal issues.

Patent Process Protection
Legal protection has made it possible to patent the biotechnology process. It requires the final product or process to be unique as well as not obvious. It is a challenge to…

Chart Westcott

Chart Westcott is Co-Founder and COO at Ikarian Capital, LLC a long/short equity biotech focused investment adviser. Read more at http://chartwestcott.net.

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