The Ever-Changing Legal Canvas: An Examination of Legal Issues Affecting the Visual Arts Community for Artists and the Lawyers Who Help Protect Them

  • 09 Apr 2010
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Cornell Club, The Ivy Room, 6 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017
The ART LAW AND CULTURE SOCIETY, in association with CARDOZO ART LAW SOCIETY is pleased to announce a ground-breaking event, THE EVER-CHANGING LEGAL CANVAS.  The Symposium will bring together diverse strands from the New York artistic and legal communities and facilitate their interweaving through frank, educated discourse and represents a vital opportunity for the worlds of art and law to collide and connect.     

The Symposium will feature 4 panels that will cover ADR/Mediation, Warranties of Authenticity, Copyright, and the First Amendment.  Panels will be comprised of both prominent Art Law Practitioners, New York State Judges, Attorneys, and Scholarly Academics as well as Artisans, Craftsmen, and important contemporary Sculptors, Photographers, and Painters.  The Keynote Address will be by Dr. Herbert Lazerow. Graduate of Harvard Law School, and Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is professor of law and director of the Institute on International and Comparative Law at The University of San Diego Law School.    

Other Panelists include: The Honorable Charles E. Ramos; The Honorable Barbara Jaffe; Jay Safer, Esq., Partner of Locke Lord and Bissell; John Cahill, Esq., Partner of Lynn and Cahill; Raymond Dowd Esq., Partner of Dunnington, Bartholow, & Miller LLP, Jo Backer Laird, Esq., Of Counsel, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LL, Sergio Munoz Sarmiento, Esq., Associate Director, Volunteer Lawyers for Arts; Amy J. Goldrich, Esq., The Offices of Amy Goldrich, Dean R. Nicyper, Esq., Partner, Fleming, Zulack, Williamson, Zauderer LLP; Marjorie Heins, Director of the Free Expression Policy Project, Prof. Robert Baruch Bush, Prof. Eric M. Freedman and Prof. Leon Friedman.    

Included among the featured artists are sculptor Eric Ernst (an artist and art critic) and internationally renowned photographer Paul Ickovic.  The intersection of Art and Law is a fertile area that informs important Constitutional concerns.  As Paul Ickovic has asserted, “As a street photographer, there's nothing more crucial to my work than lawyers who are dedicated to free speech and artistic expression, and who actively work to safeguard such creative endeavors.”     

This event will provide a luncheon with price of registration and begins promptly at 12:00pm. Practicing attorneys, Appraisers, Artists and the General Public are all encouraged to attend. The Art Laws and Culture Society is an organization which is student run, student funded, and student staffed and based at Hofstra University School of Law.   Private Attorney Cost:    $65 Public/ Government Attorney: $40 Students/ Artists/ General Public: $25  A Portion of the Proceeds will go to Haiti and Chile Relief Organizations.

For more information, please click here or contact Jessica Shirinian.

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