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Teaching Art Law (and now online)

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Before classes resume, let’s talk about what it means to be teaching and learning art law.

Study, study, study. Teaching and learning art law is becoming increasingly popular and ubiquitous. From law schools to undergraduate schools, from professional organizations to continued education certificates, art law curricula are proliferating. Is it the demand for more practitioners or common sense that explain this trend? Before classes resume this year, let’s explore trends and methodologies of teaching and learning art law, and now online.

Join Irina Tarsis (Center for Art Law) for a conversation with seasoned art law faculty and text book writers Herbert Lazerow (University of San Diego) and Judith Prowda (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) to hear their views if not predictions on the future of art law in the classroom.

Professor Herbert Lazerow is a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law (CA) and the Founding Director of the Summer Law Programs Abroad (1973-2013). Prof. Lazerow was a legal writing teaching fellow at George Washington University and spent two years drafting regulations, legislation and tax treaties with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s Chief Counsel’s Office. He wrote Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2015), now in its second edition, he taught at the University of Louisville and was a visiting professor at Université de Paris X Nanterre and University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He joined the School of Law faculty in 1967. The San Diego Mayor and City Council have appointed him to the La Jolla Shores Planning Advisory Board, a committee that advises the Planning Department on real estate development in La Jolla Shores.


Judith B. Prowda has been a member of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art Masters of Art Business Faculty since 2007. She is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She is a founding member of Stropheus Art Law, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer unbundled services to the art community. Her book, Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (2013), is in its second printing and has been translated into Korean. She is Past Chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the NYS Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and a member of the Art Law Committee of the NYC Bar. Recently, Judith participated in a small working group of lawyers who created the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA). She is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to art law and business.

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