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277.7 sec. 001 - Art and Cultural Property Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Carla Shapreau  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 20, 2021
To March 03, 2021

Course Start: January 20, 2021
Course End: March 03, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 32246
Class Number: 32246

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 24
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 27
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

This seminar will explore and analyze the intersection of law with art and culture. Topics will include U.S. and international law as they relate to the illicit trade in antiquities and Nazi-era looting and restitution. We also will examine aspects of law pertaining to museums, artist's rights, art merchants, auction houses, and dealers, as well as issues regarding authenticity, title, and the statute of limitations. Additional subjects will include underwater cultural heritage and indigenous cultural concerns. Guest lecturers from the art and cultural property community will provide their unique perspectives.

This course is open to all law students.

Carla Shapreau teaches Art and Cultural Property Law and is a Senior Fellow in the Institute of European Studies at U.C. Berkeley, where she is conducting cultural property research. Ms. Shapreau's legal practice has an emphasis in intellectual property, art, and cultural property law. She has represented a wide range of clients in the arts including museums, artists, collectors, academic institutions, non-profit entities, and galleries. Ms. Shapreau has written and lectured on a broad array of topics pertaining to arts and culture.

Real-time attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

There are no prerequisites for the course.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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First Assignment

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Required Books are in blue

  • Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law: Cases and Materials (ebook edition via Redshelf app)
    Patty Gerstenblith
    Edition: 4th Edition, 2019
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    ISBN: 9781531007669
    e-Book: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: Students should purchase this book using the Redshelf app (not the other 3 apps listed). Redshelf is the only app with pagination that matches the hard copy of the book and the syllabus pagination. Redshelf is also less expensive than the other apps.
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $132.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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