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Global Law Workshop: Transnational Regulation of Stolen Art and Cultural Property

This course will focus on disputes relating to the ownership and recovery of art and cultural property, ranging from Nazi era expropriations to long-standing debates about the presence of the Elgin Marbles (portions of the Parthenon frieze) in the British Museum. We will examine in detail a set of international treaties and aspects of their implementation by statute in the United States, as well as cases in which a foreign state or its agency is the defendant in U.S. litigation. There are no prerequisites for the course. Grades will be based on a final exam and on class participation. 1 credit.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.