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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. The center offers students opportunities to explore these exciting areas of law through a two-course sequence of Art and 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 law 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 teams from other law schools across the nation in a wide variety of moot court competitions.

The Antiquities Coalition​ unites a diverse group of experts in the fight against cultural racketeering: the looting and trafficking of antiquities by organized criminals and terrorist organizations. This plunder for profit funds crime and conflict around the world and is erasing our past and threatening our future. The coalition's innovative and practical solutions tackle crimes against heritage head on, empowering communities and countries in crisis. We partner with leaders from the worlds of heritage, business, diplomacy, law, policy, security, and technology. Through independent research and outside collaborations, we develop and implement programs that preserve the past for future generations, while cutting off a key source of funding for criminals and terrorists.

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.​