Arts Law Colloquium

The Arts Law Colloquium is facilitated by Professors Patty Gerstenblith and Margit Livingston and features lunchtime presentations by attorneys who practice in the areas of art, museum, music, theater, film and media law.

Gerstenblith Gerstenblith is director of the College of Law’s Program in Cultural Heritage Law and faculty advisor to the Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law. She is founding president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. From 1995 to 2002, she served as editor in chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property and, from 2000 to 2003, was a member of the United States Cultural Property Advisory Committee. Gerstenblith received a doctorate in art history and anthropology from Harvard University and earned her law degree from Northwestern University.

Livingston Livingston is a graduate of Chicago’s renowned Second City Conservatory Program in Improvisational Comedy, where she studied with legendary instructors Don DePollo and Martin de Maat. She received her law degree and a master’s degree in theater arts from the University of Minnesota, as well as an LL.M. from the University of Illinois. Livingston is currently doing research on the copyrightability of a director’s staging of a play, and she is co-director of the College of Law’s LL.M. in intellectual property.


Upcoming Speakers:

Jackson Richard B. "Dick" Jackson
Operational Law: Applying Law on the Battlefield
March 17, 2014


Past Speakers:

Scott Hodes Scott Hodes
The Intersection of Art and the Law
September 18, 2013
Bonnie Magness-Gardiner
Law Enforcement and the Arts
February 6, 2013
heading and heading Neil Brodie and Simon Mackenzie
Trafficking Culture: Overview of a New Project at Glasgow University Researching the Global Traffic in Cultural Objects
November 15, 2012
Corine Wegener
Beyond the Iraq Museum: Protecting our Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
February 6, 2012
Marc-André Renold Marc-André Renold
Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Art World
November 2, 2011
Jane Levine Jane Levine
A Day in the Life of Sotheby’s Director of Compliance
September 21, 2011
Jennifer Kreder Jennifer Kreder
Judicial Amnesia and the Historical Record in Nazi-looted art litigation
March 9, 2011
Gary J. Johnson Gary J. Johnson
February 22, 2010
Peter Strand Peter Strand
Representing Music and Entertainment Clients
October 2, 2008
Robert Labate Robert Labate
Intellectual Property Challenges for the Independent Filmmaker
October 22, 2008
Scott Hodes Scott Hodes
Representing Artists, Collectors, and Dealers: A Lawyer’s Challenge
September 17, 2007
Gary J. Johnson Gary J. Johnson
The Daily Challenges of Museum Law
October 8, 2007
Todd W. Musburger Todd W. Musburger
Representing Media and Entertainment Clients
November 12, 2007
Bonnie Magness-Gardiner Bonnie Magness-Gardiner
Law Enforcement and the Arts
February 4, 2008
Richard A. Rosen Richard A. Rosen
My Life As An Entertainment Lawyer
March 24, 2008
Alan Salzenstein Alan Salzenstein
Alternative Legal Careers – Arts Management
April 14, 2008
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