THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE LAWYERS' COMMITTEE
Register Now For Our Fall Conference!
The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage
Preservation and US/ICOMOS
invite professionals, students, and interested members of the public to
join us in Washington, DC on 14 October 2010 for an exciting event
examining the international application of the U.S. National Historic
Preservation Act. This conference - entitled International Historic Preservation in Context with the National Historic Preservation Act -
will be preceded by LCCHP's Annual Members' Meeting and Reception.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available for an extra
fee.For more information, visit the official website here.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2010 Student Writing Competition
The Lawyers' Committee would like to congratulate Kelly Culbertson of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, whose paper "Contemporary Customary International Law in the Case of Nefertiti" was awarded first place in the 2010 Student Writing Competition in Cultural Heritage Preservation Law. Rebecca Menke of Cardozo School of Law was awarded second place for her paper "U.S. Importation Restrictions on Chinese Antiquities." This year's competition was highly competitive, with 24 submissions from 19 different law schools.
The Lawyers' Committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year's competition a success!
Registration Open for 2011 National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition
The second annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition — sponsored by the Lawyers' Committee and DePaul University College of Law — will be held on February 25-26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a fantastic opportunity for law students to gain experience in the field of cultural heritage law. Registration for the competition opened on August 24, 2010 and closes on November 12, 2010. For more information, visit the official competition website.
If you are interested in serving as a brief grader or judge for the competition, please contact Tess Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas Kline Reflects on Historic "Portrait of Wally" Settlement
In "Portrait of Notoriety," an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, Lawyers'' Committee Board Member Thomas Kline reflects on the historic settlement of "United States v. Portrait of Wally," on the eve of its trial in U.S. federal court. According to Kline, the settlement is a "cautionary tale" demonstrating that "Artwork purchased in haste (without significant diligence) is returned at leisure (after many millions are spent in litigation and settlement)."