Sunday, September 21, 2014

Register Now for the Sixth Annual Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition

The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation and DePaul College of Law have opened registration for the Sixth Annual Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition.

Chicago-Kent College of Law won the fifth annual event that focused on trafficked heritage. Who will win next?

The 2015 competition will argue constitutional challenges to the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA), 17 U.S.C. § 106Awhich protects visual artists’ moral rights of attribution and integrity.

Oral Arguments are scheduled for February 27 and 28, 2015 at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, Illinois.

The moot court is open to 26 two- and three-member student teams from ABA-accredited or provisionally accredited law schools. Schools may register up to two teams.

The registration deadline is November 20, 2014, and the fact pattern will be released on November 21, 2014 so it is important to register soon.

Visit the moot court website at to register a team.

Attorneys interested in serving as judges or brief graders should contact CLE credit may be available for attorneys who participate as judges.

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