Art Law (SC)

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/16
Credits: 3
Day Date Time Room
  • R
  • F
  • R
  • F
  • R
  • F
  • R
  • F
  • 09/23/2021
  • 09/24/2021
  • 09/30/2021
  • 10/01/2021
  • 10/07/2021
  • 10/08/2021
  • 10/28/2021
  • 10/29/2021
  • 1800-2100
  • 0830-1130
  • 1800-2100
  • 0830-1130
  • 1800-2100
  • 0830-1130
  • 1800-2100
  • 0830-1130
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162
  • WB162

Course Description

This course, compressed during the semester, will introduce students to the practice of “art law,” which lies at the intersection of several bodies of law. Contract doctrines such as meetings of minds, mistakes of fact, warranties, and good faith will be explored. The Uniform Commercial Code, which is the primary regulatory schema in the U.S. governing disputes over art transactions, including claims of looted art and fake art, will also be studied. Students will learn to apply civil procedure rules and concepts that can be outcome-determinative in art cases, including statutes of limitations, the laches defense, and choice of law analyses where different international rules and policy preferences may conflict. Property and intellectual property concepts in the area of visual art will additionally be introduced, including principles of copyright law, rights of publicity, and moral rights. Students will get to know the various art market stakeholders (such as artists, dealers, collectors, auction houses, museums) and their customs and practices. Methodologically, the course will use a law-and-economics approach to analyze issues such as allocations of burdens of diligence and risks of loss. No prior background in art is required or assumed.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be expected to coordinate with instructors on the design, research and drafting of a research paper (20-25 pages), due via EXPO by noon on Dec. 1st..

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
121819230
Law No.
LAW7795
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Intellectual Property
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, October 15, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, October 31, 11:59 PM
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