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Fall 2020

Course Description
This course examines the intersection of law and the visual arts within the U.S. legal system. Topics include such issues as artists' rights; the art market, with an emphasis on authenticity and good title; the international movement of art and antiquities; the fate of art in times of armed conflict; and legal issues applicable to art museums. The course readings comprise chapters from the manuscript of Merryman, Urice, & Frankel, Law, Ethics, & The Visual Arts (6th ed., Cambridge University Press, 2021) and include cases, articles, international treaties, statutes, and other materials. The readings will be posted on-line and available for purchase in hard copy from the Law School’s Copy Center. Students enrolled in the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law (“EASL”) LL.M. or J.D./LL.M. may fulfill a writing requirement in lieu of the examination if they are taking or have taken the law school’s Legal Research Techniques course.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   T  7:30 PM-9:10 PM DL

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
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Intellectual Property - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Additional Materials:
Course will be entirely online. Reading materials, draft chapters from Merryman, Urice, and Frankel, "Law, Ethics, and the Visual Arts"(6th ed., 2021) will be posted for downloading on the course TWEN page. There are no assigned materials students will need to purchase for this course.  
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



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