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Summer 2019

Course Description
The University of Miami School of Law offers a 3-credit course in International Cultural Heritage Law in cooperation with the Art Law Centre of the University of Geneva June 17-28, 2019, in Geneva. The course, conducted in English, is available to students at the University of Miami School of Law and other ABA-accredited law schools only by application. University of Miami Law's Stephen K. Urice, Professor of Law and Director of the Arts Law Track at the law school, oversees and evaluates students from U.M. and other ABA-accredited law schools.

Course Information: Cultural Property Law (LAW602) will develop students’ awareness and general understanding of the primary legal issues of international cultural property and art law: the trade in cultural goods, the restitution of stolen/looted art and antiquities, the protection of cultural property and built heritage from natural and human-induced disasters and during armed conflict, and others. Additionally, the course will explore cultural property law’s complex relationship with fields such as public and private international law, human rights law, intellectual property law, and alternative dispute resolution. Students enrolled in the course for credit will be required to complete a research project or to sit for an examination, at the discretion of the professor. Grading will be based on the quality of the project or performance on the examination and on other considerations such as attendance and participation in class discussion. The course may be taken pass/fail.

Professors: Course instruction will be provided by Professor Stephen K. Urice; faculty of the Art Law Centre, including Professor Marc-André Renold who holds the UNESCO Chair in International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage; experts from other institutions; and distinguished practitioners. Professor Urice, Miami Law's Director of the Arts Law Track in the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. program, will oversee and evaluate students from U.M. and other ABA-accredited law schools.

Schedule: The course runs from June 17-28, 2019. Classes are held on weekdays and are scheduled for mornings and some afternoons. Students should plan on at least one weekend day for a field trip outside Geneva. A detailed course schedule will be available later in the spring of 2019. See draft course schedule

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Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: Enrollment is limited and is by application only.
Law Track(s): None
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