Conference at Cardozo Law School, Mar. 31, 2011

A number of partners will be presenting a one day conference at Cardozo Law School on March 31 titled “On Restitution: from the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake“. The event is sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, the Art Law Society of Cardozo Law School, and the Hofstra Law School Art and Cultural Heritage Club invite professionals.

The conference welcomes “students and interested members of the public to join”. This would seem to be a very promising event. The program is posted after the jump.

PROGRAM
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome: Edward Stein Vice Dean, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)

Civil Litigation to Secure Cultural Property as a Human Right
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 

Introduction: Lucille A. Roussin, Director, Holocaust Restitution Claims Practicum, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)

Opening remarks: Allan GersonChairman, AG International Law, PLLC (Washington, DC)

Nazi Era Looted Art: Research and Restitution
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.          

Lawrence M. Kaye, Partner and Co-Chair of the Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein, LLP (New York, NY)

Marc MasurovskyCo-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (Washington, DC)

Inge van der Vlies
Dutch Restitution Committee (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Lucian Simmons
Vice-President and Head of Restitution Department, Sotheby’s (New York, NY)

Moderator: Lucille A. Roussin
Director, Holocaust Restitution Claims Practicum (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law)

Natural Disasters: Haiti Case Study
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.            

Marci Hamilton, Professor and Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)

Corine Wegener, 
President, U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield (Washington, DC)

Moderator: Michael Herz, 
Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law and Director of Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY)

Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Key Note Address 
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Introduction: Lawrence M. Kaye, Partner and Co-Chair of the Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP (New York, NY)

Key Note Speaker: Howard N. Spiegler, 
Partner and Co-Chair of the Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP (New York, NY)

Libraries and Archives: Restitution of Recorded Cultural Heritage 
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jeff SpurIslamic and Middle East specialist, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Nathan Lewin
Partner, Lewin & Lewin, LLP (Washington, DC) 

Patricia K. Grimsted
Senior Research Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and International Institute of Social History (Cambridge, MA/Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Moderator: Lynn Wishart
Associate Dean for Library Services, Professor of Legal Research, and Director, Law Library (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law)

Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act: A Sword and A Shield
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Stuart H. NewbergerPartner, Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC)

Laina C. Lopez
Attorney, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP (Washington, DC) 

Lisa Grosh
, Deputy Assistant Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)

Mark N. Bravin, 
Partner, Winston & Strawn (Washington, DC)

Moderator: Jennifer A. Kreder, 
Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Highland Heights, KY)

Closing Remarks:
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Jennifer A. Kreder, Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Highland Heights, KY)

Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.            

Payment:

  • Professional Members of ASIL or LCCHP: $50
  • Other Professionals: $100
  • Student Members of ASIL, LCCHP, the Art Law Society of Cardozo, or Hofstra Law School Art and Cultural Heritage Club: $10
  • Other Students: $25

Corporate Sponsors:

  • Commission for Art Recovery
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP

CLE Credits Available

Register here.

Questions or Comments? Email me at derek.fincham@gmail.com

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