Art and Cultural Heritage Law (Childers)
R 6:40PM - 8:40PM
Tanenbaum Hall 320
This course will focus on issues related to art and cultural heritage law. We will examine aspects of copyright law, property law, tax law, international law and issues of public policy, each as they relate to the creation, classification, movement, display, ownership, reception and management of art and cultural heritage. This course will touch on topics and issues as far ranging as the art and cultural heritage at the center of the field’s most foundational debates and controversies—from the Parthenon marbles (or the Elgin marbles, depending on who you ask) to NFTs.
The course will include a combination of seminars, student-led discussions, guest lecturers in the field and visits to cultural institutions (scheduling permitting).
Students will be expected to write a research paper on an art or cultural heritage law topic of their choosing and the final two classes will be comprised of student presentations on their research papers.
International and Comparative Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of international and comparative law, both substantively and procedurally; Perform legal analysis in the context of international and comparative law; Communicate effectively on topics related to international and comparative law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role of international and comparative law, and their interconnection with domestic law.
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of intellectual property law; Perform legal analysis in the context of intellectual property law; Communicate effectively on topics related to intellectual property; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between technology and intellectual property, and how they affect other areas of law and society.
Perspectives on the Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.
"Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law: Cases and Materials" by Patty Gerstenblith