Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee
This committee is composed of attorneys with an interest in the field of art, cultural heritage, and cultural property law and who work in a variety of settings, including private practice, museums, government, and academia. This area of law is concerned with both movable and immovable property of artistic, cultural, religious and historic interest. Topics recently considered by the committee include the 1970 UNESCO Convention and international trade in antiquities, underwater cultural heritage, art works stolen during the Holocaust, ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and the impact of war on the cultural heritage of Iraq. Within a diverse field with often sharply differing opinions, the committee endeavors to represent a variety of perspectives and welcomes all with an interest in this timely and fascinating subject.
|EVENT: Fifth Annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition |
February 21, 2014
- February 22, 2014
|DePaul College of Law and the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition. The Oral Arguments for this year’s competition will be held on February 21st and 22nd, 2014 at the Everett M. Dirksen United States Courthouse, home of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, Illinois.|
The 2014 Competition will focus on the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CPIA), 19 U.S.C. §§ 2601-13, which establishes a framework for imposing import restrictions on undocumented archaeological and ethnological materials. The problem will address the questions of whether agency action taken pursuant to delegated presidential authority is subject to judicial review under the Administrative Procedure Act and whether an intentional violation of the CPIA can serve as the basis for a criminal prosecution under the customs statute.
The competition is open to 26 two- and three-member student teams from ABA- accredited or provisionally accredited law schools. Schools may register up to two teams at a rate of $450.00 per team. The registration deadline and problem release date is November 14, 2013. Attorneys interested in serving as judges or brief graders should contact email@example.com. CLE credit is available for attorneys who participate as judges.
For additional details on the competition, or to register a team or volunteer as a judge or brief grader, please visit the competition website at law.depaul.edu/chmoot or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|EVENT: 2014 Spring Meeting of the International Section of the ABA |
April 1, 2014
- April 5, 2014
|The 2014 Spring Meeting of the International Section of the ABA will be held from April 1-5, 2014 at The Waldorf Astoria, in New York. |
More information on this event, including registration details, is avaialable at the link above.
|EVENT: Symposium 'Reform of U.S. Cultural Property Policy: Accountability, Transparency, and Legal Certainty' |
April 10, 2014
|The Committee for Cultural Policy and the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal (AELJ) will be hosting a symposium at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on April 10, 2014 at 2 pm. |
The event is a response to the forthcoming publication by William Pearlstein, A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the International Exchange of Cultural Property, being published in AELJ’s Volume 32, Issue 2.
To receive updates on the event and the final publication or with further questions, email email@example.com.
|ARTICLE: Christie’s Reveals Detroit Art Appraisal |
December 5, 2013
|NYTimes Article, Randy Kennedy|
|ARTICLE: Assistant to Accused Antiquities Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Possessing Looted Items |
December 4, 2013
|NYTimes Article, Tom Mashberg|
|ARTICLE: Citing Inequity, Sicily Bans Loans of 23 Artworks |
November 27, 2013
|NYTimes Article, Hugh Eakin|
|ARTICLE: Nazi-looted art: German collector says he owns pictures |
November 7, 2013
|BBC News |
March 11, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Palais des Festivals et des Congres
March 11, 2014
March 12, 2014
The following is a list of internet resources concerning the protection of art and cultural heritage property.
This is a list of other organizations that address issues relevant to art law and cultural property protection
This page offers information about organizations for young lawyers/law students, in addition to opportunities for those members of the legal community.
|Modified by Jacqueline D Farinella on January 25, 2014|