University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2018

Course Description
This course examines the intersection of law and the visual arts within the U.S. legal system. Topics may include such issues as artists' rights in their works; the art market, with an emphasis on problems of authenticity and good title; the fate of art in times of armed conflict; and art museums. There is no required text for this class. Reading assignments will be posted on-line and distributed in hard copy via the Copy Center; the readings comprise the manuscript of the 6th edition of Merryman, Urice, & Frankel, Law, Ethics, & The Visual Arts (Cambridge University Press, 2019 [anticipated]) and include cases, articles, international treaties, statutes, and other materials. Students are expected to prepare the reading assignments completely and with care and to participate meaningfully and thoughtfully in class discussion. Please note this class meets once each week for 170 minutes. The Students enrolled in the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law LL.M. or J.D./LL.M. may fulfill a writing requirement in lieu of the examination.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-13-2018 - 12-13-2018   W  5:30 PM-8:20 PM F408

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Examination. Class participation and attendance will affect students' final grade in the course.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: Depending on the size of the enrollment, computers and other electronic devices may be prohibited in the class room.
Law Track(s):
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Intellectual Property - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3643
Office: G272