Art Law Call for Submissions 2-Chapman Law Review

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The Chapman Law Review is pleased to invite article submissions for the upcoming 2017 Issue provisionally entitled: "The Cultural Identity and Legal Protection of Art." 

The impact of Art & Culture Law on our society is often underestimated and overlooked. Legal issues arise regarding the creation of art, the protection of art, the return of stolen art to its rightful owner, and the determination of a piece’s rightful owner. Questions to be addressed include: Who is the rightful owner to a historical piece of art? What regulations may the government impose upon museums, archeologists, and galleries? If a piece of art is destroyed or improperly sold, who is liable?

The government’s attempt to regulate an artist’s works, first amendment rights, copyright, and method of authentication, are additional issues which arise under Art Law; these issues impact our society and culture on a daily basis. Legislation on Art Law covers a variety of different areas – from museums, antiquities, and archaeology—to stolen art from mass atrocities – such as the Armenian Genocide and Holocaust. This area of law significantly alters how historic and significant pieces of art and culture are conveyed and taught.

We invite interested scholars and experts to submit abstracts for papers that will be published in our written symposium, allowing them to choose a significant topic of Art Law they find relevant. 


We are looking for papers between 10,000 and 15,000 words. The Chapman Law Review is offering a notable honorarium to authors who choose to write for the 2017 journal.

Although there is not a live symposium attached to this themed Issue, papers can resemble what one might submit for a symposium, and the Issue will be identified as a themed issue so that you may also designate it as such, if you would like. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Chapman Law Review in approximately March 2017 and will receive copies of their published article.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your submission.