Law Journal Symposium to explore art law complexities

LAWRENCE – On Feb. 23, the 2024 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium will host academics, legal scholars and museum professionals for discussions rooted in the public policy considerations of art law issues.

"This year's symposium is about the intersection of art and law in the United States,” said Megan Gannon, symposium editor. “Symposium attendees will discover the interdisciplinary nature of art law through policy-based discussions of restitution and repatriation, trade of cultural property and the ethical stewardship of objects in museum collections."

“A Museum’s Purpose: Discussions of Art and Law in 2024” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Kansas School of Law in Green Hall. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register and preview the complete symposium schedule.

Event speakers:

  • Craig Blackwell, Smithsonian Office of the General Counsel
  • Col. Scott DeJesse, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Derek Fincham, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Mike Hoeflich, KU School of Law
  • MacKenzie Mallon, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Nick O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester
  • Lauren van Schilfgaarde, UCLA School of Law
  • Jonathan Zwibel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The symposium is sponsored by the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy. Scholarship associated with the symposium will be published in an upcoming issue of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy. For more information, contact Megan Gannon by email.

Mon, 02/12/2024


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Emma Herrman

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