To earn a Certificate in Arts and Museum Law, a student must complete the 86 semester hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the elective course work required for the JD degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

Complete at least 15 credit hours from the listed courses and seminars.

Course Requirements

Earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses.

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

Please note that if a student takes more than 15 hours of intellectual property and information technology related courses, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.2 GPA requirement.

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the arts and museum law certificate with approval from Professor Patty Gerstenblith as an elective course.  In addition, with approval of Professor Gerstenblith, students may substitute a different writing seminar or a three-credit independent study for the required writing assignment. 

Academic credits received from law school journals, including the Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, do not count toward the credits required for the Certificate.  Please note that listed courses and seminars that are offered by visiting faculty and adjunct faculty apply toward this Certificate.

Students may apply for only one certificate. Students who entered law school in the 2011-2012 cycle or earlier may choose to qualify for the Arts and Museum Law Certificate under the requirements that were in effect until May of 2013.  These requirements may be found on the College of Law website.

Contact: Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor of Law and Director, Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law.

Core Elective Courses and Seminars

Non-Core Elective Courses and Seminars

(Note: a maximum of one non-core course or seminar can be applied toward the Certificate; students must declare which course on the Certificate application form.)