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Postby yune » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:38 pm

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Renzo
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Re: Art and Museum Law?

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:54 pm

It's such a small niche that I don't even think it qualifies as a niche. If you work for a museum, you'll be doing general corporate counsel work that might sometimes involve art. If you work for a firm, you'll be doing litigation that might someday (but probably not ever) involve litigating ownership of art or intellectual property rights to art.

As an example, look at this guy. He claims to be an expert in art law, and runs an art law blog, but he's a trusts & estates/tax partner. How much "art law" do you think he's practicing?

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Re: Art and Museum Law?

Postby meddlingkid » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:03 pm

yune wrote:Does anyone know details about this area of law? I doubled majored in Art History/Criticism and was truly debating getting my masters in it vs. law. It would be really cool if I can somehow combine my two interest. I understand it would be a VERY SMALL niche and most likely, hard to get into. But any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


One of the few schools I've found that actually offers a certificate in this is DePaul. I would recommend contacting the professor who oversees the program directly. I'm sure she can answer any questions you might have. (http://www.law.depaul.edu/centers_insti ... rt_museum/)

On a side note, if you're willing to broaden your interests, you could pursue intellectual property more generally and hope for the best.




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