Hands-on experience

DePaul students also have the opportunity to explore art, museum and cultural heritage law outside the classroom through externships, extracurricular activities and study abroad programs.

National Externships

Faculty and staff assist students with career development and potential externship placements in a variety of firms and nonprofit organizations. These externship opportunities provide students with valuable legal experience as a significant first step on their career paths. Additional Information

IP Legal Writing Program

Our unique IP Legal Writing Program places specific emphasis on current topics in IP as part of the first-year Legal Analysis, Research & Communication (LARC) curriculum. Admission into the program is highly competitive. Additional Information

Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Published twice a year under the direction of a student board of editors and in cooperation with the nonprofit organization Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the journal includes articles by students and professionals that address current legal issues in the visual and performing arts. Students who have completed their first year of law school in good academic standing are invited to join the journal's editorial staff through a write-on competition.

Art and Cultural Heritage Legal Society

The purpose of the Art and Cultural Heritage Legal Society (ACHLS) is to put DePaul University College of Law students in touch with the legal community, especially in those areas affecting museums, the art market, contemporary artists, and cultural heritage. ACHLS accomplished this goal through mentoring, publishing a newsletter and blog, hosting networking events at DePaul and in the greater Chicago community, and hosting practicing professionals as speakers. ACHLS also works closely with professional organizations to offer DePaul students the chance to learn about the evolving and diverse legal landscape of art and cultural heritage law, and strives to provide practical opportunities for students within their chosen career field.

National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court

DePaul University College of Law and the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural servation host its annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition every spring semester. The competition is the only cultural heritage competition in the world. Students participate in writing the problem, the bench brief, organizing the event and competing as ghost team members.

Career Guide

This guide provides a quick overview of sample resources, ideas, and opportunities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive, nor does it guarantee success in your job search and career development. Please meet with Professor Gerstenblith, Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law staff members, and your Law Career Services Advisor to broaden your scope and to obtain personalized advice for your career.

Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law