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Supporting Organizations

The DePaul Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law (CAMCHL) provides students with a chance to explore unique cross-curricular offerings in the rapidly growing areas of art, museum and cultural heritage law. CAMCHL offers students opportunities to explore these rapidly growing areas of law through a two-course sequence of Art & the Law and a seminar in Cultural Heritage Law, complemented by a range of programs and activities, including internship and externship placements at institutions such as the Field Museum of Natural History, the Chicago History Museum, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other cultural institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) is a nonprofit organization of lawyers, law students and interested members of the public who have joined together to promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage resources in the United States and internationally through education and advocacy.

The Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society​​ (ACHLS) is a student-run organization that strives to connect students interested in the art, museum and cultural heritage legal fields with professionals in the legal community, especially with those practicing in areas affecting museums, the art market, contemporary artists and cultural heritage. ACHLS works to accomplish this mission through mentoring programs, organizing networking events at DePaul and in the greater Chicago community, and hosting practicing attorneys and other professionals as guest speakers at DePaul.

The DePaul Appellate Moot Court So​ciety​ is a student-run organization committed to the advancement of oral and written advocacy, the furtherance of practical legal skills and scholastic excellence. Sponsoring competitions in a wide variety of areas of law, DePaul teams compete annually with moot court societies from other law schools across the country.

The Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts​ is a summer program designed to educate law and other graduate students, as well as attorneys, interested in the field of cultural heritage law. Co-sponsored by Tulane Law and DePaul University College of Law, the program takes place every summer in Siena, Italy. The program consists of one five-credit course and several field trips to cultural heritage sites around Tuscany. Program faculty members have experience in fields as diverse as law, art history and archaeology, making the Siena program an interdisciplinary look at cultural heritage law.

The DePaul Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) was established to promote research and concentrated study in intellectual property and information technology broadly defined. It seeks to develop IP professionals of the highest caliber through an all-inclusive learning experience that combines outstanding classroom education, innovative scholarship, first-class training in lawyering skills and an unparalleled range of extracurricular activities. The DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law, published biannually under the direction of a student editorial board, also works closely with CIPLIT to address current legal issues in the field.

Sotheby’s is a global company that engages in art auctions, private sales and art-related financing activities. The company operates in 40 countries, with principal salesrooms located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. The company also regularly conducts auctions in six other salesrooms around the world. Sotheby’s is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BID.​