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