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Fall 2024 Course

Art Law Litigation

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course will explore strategic, practical, and policy issues that arise in art law litigation. Real-life cases the instructor has litigated will comprise the materials for discussions, exercises, and simulations in a wide range of areas including intellectual property, criminal law, torts, contracts, antitrust, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Substantive topics will include ownership, forgery, fraud, conspiracy, provenance, authentication, warranties, customs and practices, art market economics, First Amendment, tortious interference, auctions, copyright, and trademark. Case studies will focus on various parties in litigation including museums, galleries, art dealers, collectors, auction houses, artists, estates, and publishers.

Attendance and class participation are required and considered in the final grade.