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Art, Museums, and Cultural Heritage Law Society

The Cultural Heritage Law Society (CHLS) is a group of University of Michigan law students interested in promoting the preservation and protection of cultural heritage in the United States and internationally through legal education and advocacy in the legislative, judicial, and policy arenas.

The purpose of the CHLS is to create an academic, professional, and social forum for individuals interested in this growing area of law. In recent years, activities such as looting, museum theft, and illicit antiquities trading have increasingly garnered domestic and international legal attention. CHLS will foster education and exploration of these and other cultural heritage law issues through a variety of activities, including:

  • Guest lectures by experts from the legal, academic, and political arenas.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow students, alumni, and professionals.
  • Social excursions to museums, galleries, and historic sites.
  • Participation in national scholarship and competitions.

Members have published articles in art law journals, and successfully competed in prestigious national competitions such as the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition.

To learn more about the Cultural Heritage Law Society, please contact us via e-mail.