Boston University School of Law

JD995 Art Law (S)


This seminar will consider selected legal issues concerning unique art objects and artifacts. The problems that lawyers face when they deal with art cut across traditional legal boundaries. The seminar will explore the sometimes conflicting rights and interests of artists, collectors, dealers, museums and the public, from the perspective of the lawyers who advise them and of the law makers to whom they sometimes appeal. A paper is required. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.