James Parker comes to the Center for Art Law as a recent graduate of New York Law School, Class of 2022. While there, his studies focused on Intellectual Property, namely Copyright. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster where he studied Art History and French Language. Before law school, James worked in Museums in Washington DC. As the Assistant Project Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, he helped manage the Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean Project, a partnership between the Museum and the sultanate of Oman which explored the arts of East Africa and their relationship to West and Southeast Asia. Through the project, he co-authored and published a memoir, created a mobile app, and helped to produce two award-winning documentaries. In his spare time, James enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and caring for his many house plants.