How to Become an Art Lawyer: Guest Post by Leila Amineddoleh

Breaking it down: How one may pursue the career of an Art Lawyer

Cultural Property & Archaeology Law

So many law students and lawyers have contacted me in the last few years asking how to break into the field of art law that I knew I had to come up with a good response. The truth is, I’m far more of a cultural property law aficionado than an art lawyer! So I solicited my friend and fellow student from ARCA’s Masters program in International Art Crime Studies, Leila Amineddoleh, to answer the question. She’s a real, live art lawyer in New York City!

So, I asked her, I says, “Leila, how does one become an art lawyer?” Here’s what she had to say:

“Becoming an art lawyer is difficult since the field is small. Whereas areas such as patent, bankruptcy, real estate, divorce, and tax law have a steady stream of clients, art law is a niche practice. So how can students and practitioners break into this…

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