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2006 Alumni News

Travis Sills & Aviva Grumet-Morris

The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation recently announced the winners of its 2005-2006 Student Writing Competition. Travis Sills, who earned his L.L.M in Intellectual Property from DePaul University College of Law in 2006, was the first place winner for his paper entitled, "Judicial Conversion of Culture: Attaching Embodiments of Ancient Culture to Judgments in Civil Proceedings." Sills' paper will be published in the 2007 Yearbook of Cultural Property Law edited by Sherry Hutt and David Tarler and published by Left Coast Press.

Aviva Grumet-Morris won second place with her article, "Israel's Grave Situation." Aviva earned her J.D. in 2006 from DePaul University College of Law. Her paper will be published on the website of the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation,

For more information about the 2005-2006 winners, please read the announcement on The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation website.

The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation is an organization of lawyers who have joined together to promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage resources in the United States and internationally through education and advocacy. Cultural heritage law is one of the fastest growing legal fields and has gained new recognition as society comes to appreciate the important symbolic, historical and emotional role that cultural heritage plays in all our lives. Cultural heritage law encompasses several disparate areas, including protection of archaeological sites, preservation of historic structures and the built environment, preservation of and respect for both tangible and intangible indigenous cultures, the international market in art works and antiquities, and recovery of stolen art works.

More information about the Lawyers' Committee is available at



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