Program Details

While classes in the conventional sense will be held at the Facolta di Giurisprudenza, Siena and Tuscany will be the true classrooms, providing students with the opportunity to see and experience first-hand the problems and issues that shape this field. T
Location:
Siena, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our program provides the only opportunity of its kind to study in-depth the relationship between international law, cultural property, and art, as both physical and intellectual property. The program brings together international legal scholars and scholars with expertise in art and archaeology, to give students from diverse fields a multi-disciplinary understanding of this complex subject. While the program is designed primarily for law students, students in other disciplines, such as art, art history, archeology, and anthropology are encouraged to attend. As can be seen from the course descriptions and faculty biographies sections, the program brings together not onlyinternational legal scholars, but also scholars with expertise in art and archeology in order to give students in the program a multi-dimensional understanding of the subject matter. The program will take place between May 31st and June 25th, 2015.

While classes in the conventional sense will be held at the Facolta di Giurisprudenza, Siena and Tuscany will be the true classrooms, providing students with the opportunity to see and experience first-hand the problems and issues that shape this field. The courses offered are as follows:The International Legal Framework for the Protection of Art and Cultural Property I; The International Legal Framework for the Protection of Art and Cultural Property II; Beyond the Law: The Ethics of Collectors and Collections; The Protection of Art in Times of Crisis: from War to Natural Disasters; From Black to Gray: the Markets in Stolen and Looted Art and Antiquities. Classroom lectures will be supplemented extensively with field trips, visits to museums, visits to private collections, and guest speakers to take full advantage of the program's location.

Tulane Law School and the University of Siena faculty of law have come together to found the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law and the Arts. The goal of the Institute is to develop the world's best program for the study of the complex and fascinating relationship between international law, and art and cultural property. There could be no better place to pursue such studies than in the artistic treasure that is Siena.
Setting Description:
All courses will meet at the Facolta di Giurisprudenza of the University of Siena. Siena is a small and extremely beautiful medieval city, located in the heart of Tuscany, which students will have the opportunity to explore both on their own and through organized tours. In addition to exploring Siena, students will also have the opportunity to experience the glory that is Tuscany, often described as "the place where Mother Nature outdid herself." Should a student desire to see more, the cities of Florence, Pisa, Volterra, Lucca and Arezzo are a short distance away.
Cost:
Program's tuition fees: Tuition for the three-week session is $3200. In addition, there is a $175 charge for the two field trips.

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