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"Loot: Looted Art, Cultural Property, and Repatriation" Symposium

September 9, 2016 09:00 AM - September 9, 2016 03:45 PM


TAMU Center for Law & Intellectual PropertyThe Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law ​invites you to a symposium on ​​looted ​art, ​cultural ​property, and ​repatriation.

Friday, September 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Texas A&M University School of Law
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
6 hours CLE (including 2 hours Ethics).

Don't miss the opportunity to engage in one of the most cutting-edge issues in law and art today from the people at the forefront, including the nation's top lawyers, museums, auction houses and scholars.

During World War II, Nazis looted hundreds of thousands of pieces of art from museums, galleries, and private homes across Europe. Families are now seeking the return of Nazi-looted art worldwide; one case, addressing the return of five paintings by Gustav Klimt, made its way to the Supreme Court and then to Hollywood in the blockbuster film Woman in Gold. At "Loot," top figures in this space will discuss complicated issues surrounding stolen art and repatriation--including Don Burris, whose firm helped Marie Altmann recover the Klimt paintings.

Participants include:

  • Don Burris,​ Senior Founding Partner, Burris & Schoenberg, LLP
  • Megan Carpenter, Co-​Director, Texas A&M Center for Law and Intellectual Law (CLIP)
  • Monica Dugot, Senior Vice President, International Director of Restitution, Christie's
  • Simon Frankel, Chair of Intellectual Property, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Deborah Gerhardt, Associate Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
  • Jennifer Kreder, Professor of Law, Northern Kentucky University
  • Shelley Matthews, Fine Art Appraiser, Advisor, Art Historian at SCM Fine Art Consulting; Instructor, Texas Christian University
  • Marilyn Phelan, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Law Emeritus and former Professor of Museum Science, Texas Tech University


  • $100 for CLE attendees
  • $50 for non-CLE-credit attendees
  • 50% off for artists and non-profit employees
  • Current students and Former Students/alumni are free

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