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Cultural Heritage & the Law (Lorenzo)
Fall 2020   LAW 913-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
T 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Faculty
Sharon Neill Lorenzo

Adjunct Professor of Law

snlorenzo@earthlink.net
Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Expository Writing

Grading
25% Participation,
50% Paper,
25% Other (Class presentation of research)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

Yes

Location

Class meets online.

Category
Seminar

Credits
3.0

Fall 2020 Cultural Heritage and the Law ( Lorenzo)

Tuesday, 1-3pm Seminar 3 credits

This class will meet in the seminar format with 14 students. The subject matter will be presented by Sharon Lorenzo who holds advanced degrees in art history and law. The text will be the 4th edition of, Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law by Patty Gerstenblith. Additional readings and movies will be posted for all students on the web portal. One Saturday field trip for visits to private collections , museums and galleries may be part of the course. Some classes will also meet off campus at the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the mural arts program, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The first half of the semester will address artist rights, auction regulations, museum management and questions of copyright and authenticity in art. The second half of the class will deal with the illicit art market, looting and repatriation of cultural property as well as the preservation of cultural heritage on land and sea. Each student will present a summary of his/her research in class in addition to a 20 pp research paper on a subject of his/her choice related to the many issues addressed in the class. This class will begin September 8, 2020 on campus and the final two classes in December will be via a zoom call. The instructor requests that students not use cell phones nor computers in class.

Course Concentrations

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.

Administrative and Regulatory Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of administrative and regulatory law and the administrative process, including the role of statutory authorization and work of administrative agencies; Perform legal analysis in the context of administrative and regulatory law; Communicate effectively on topics related to administrative and regulatory law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role administrative and regulatory law play in our legal system and in society as a whole.


Textbooks

"Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law" by Gerstenblith, Patty
Edition: Fourth Edition (2019)
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 9781531007652
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