Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Comparative Cultural Property Law

442 AX | 2.0 credits


This course examines the issues surrounding cultural heritage from a national, international and comparative perspective. The problems surrounding transactions in artworks will be examined together with special issues affecting stolen art and cultural property export controls. Issues surrounding cultural property and the Holocaust will be discussed together with the protection of cultural property during armed conflict. The legal protection of indigenous cultural heritage of both a tangible and intangible nature will be discussed and the law and policy surrounding cultural preservation and protection will be examined. The course will look at international legal instruments and U.S., Canadian and foreign laws from a comparative perspective.