Welcome to the Illicit Cultural Property Blog. I started writing here in 2006 as I was undertaking my PhD research into cultural heritage law at the University of Aberdeen. I work to provide regular updates on thefts, antiquities looting, and legal developments in the field. At busy times during the semester and when I am up against a writing deadline posting may slow a bit. I encourage readers to offer comments or opinions. The opinions I offer here are short reactions, and I reserve the right to change my views, contradict myself, and even let some typos filter through.

I am an Associate Professor of law at South Texas College of Law where I teach writing, research and appellate litigation.