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Cultural Resources Protection Seminar

  • Typically offered every other year

This course addresses preservation and cultural resources law in a variety of contexts with an emphasis on emerging issues under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act, and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. This seminar will also examine the legal framework for the protection of cultural property internationally, covering classic controversies as well as more recent events. A paper is required which may be used for the WIE or Capstone requirement.  Capstone papers are generally limited to a total of 5 students with 3Ls having preference. Papers can also qualify for the Environmental Law Certificate.

 

Meets WIE Writing Requirement -  Capstone limited to five students

 

J. Richman

This course addresses preservation and cultural resources law in a variety of contexts with an emphasis on emerging issues under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act, and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. This seminar will also examine the legal framework for the protection of cultural property internationally, covering classic controversies as well as more recent events. A paper is required which may be used for either the A or B writing requirement. Papers can also qualify for the Environmental Law Certificate.

Meets WIE and Capstone writing requirement

R. Miller

This course addresses preservation and cultural resources law in a variety of contexts with an emphasis on emerging issues under the First Amendment, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and others. From a background in traditional historic preservation law, the focus shifts to state, federal and tribal laws dealing with archaeology, culture, museums, history, and antiquities. In turn, new areas of consideration include English as a second language, religious use of federal land, marine archaeology, treasure hunting and marine sanctuaries, cultural rights in natural resources such as salmon, marine mammals, aboriginal whaling, and international themes. A paper is required which may be used for either the A or B writing requirement. The range of possible topics is enormous. Papers can also qualify for the Environmental Law Certificate.

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