Supporting Organizations

The DePaul Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law offers students opportunities to explore this rapidly growing area of law through a two-course sequence that includes Art & the Law and a seminar in Cultural Property Law. Coursework is complemented by internship and externship opportunities for upper-class students including placements at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago History Museum and government agencies.

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.

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 DePaul Appellate Moot Court Society 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 Art and Cultural Heritage Legal Society (ACHLS) aims to put DePaul law students in touch with the legal community, especially in areas affecting museums, the art market, contemporary artists and cultural heritage. The society accomplishes this goal through mentoring, publishing a newsletter and blog, hosting networking events at DePaul and in the greater Chicago area, and hosting practicing professionals as speakers.

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.