John Simon, J.D.

John Simon, Ph.D.optional caption 


Augustus Lines Professor of Law, Emeritus
Professorial Lecturer, Yale Law School

Email:
john.simon@yale.edu

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Yale Law School

John Simon has been engaged in teaching in the field of elementary and secondary education at Yale Law School since 1965; in the past two years he has offered one course and sponsored two reading groups in this field. In the late 1990s he sponsored a series of student workshops that led in 1999 to the establishment -- by Yale Law School graduates -- of a widely-acclaimed inner-city charter school in New Haven, Amistad Academy. At Yale Law School he is currently directing a project that is exploring the potentiality of urban residential education as an option for inner-city children whose life circumstances impede learning and healthy development. Outside of Yale, Simon has been involved in a number of non-profit groups concerned with education and child development; currently his principal affiliations are with the Taconic Foundation (of which he is President) and the Open Society Institute - New York (of which he is a Trustee).

Select Publications

John G. Simon, Laura B. Chisolm, and Havey P. Dale, "The Federal Tax Treatment of Charitable Organizations," in Walter W. Powell and Richard Steinberg., Eds., The Non-Profit Sector: A Research Handbook (Yale University Press, 2006).