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Archive for April 25th, 2017


This Just In: Cultural Property Law

Cultural property is defined in Black’s Law Dictionary as “Movable and immovable property that has cultural significance, whether in the nature of antiquities and monuments of a classical age or important modern items of fine arts, decorative arts, and architecture.”

The second edition of the ABA’s Cultural Property Law  is a handy practitioner’s guide to the management, protection, and preservation of cultural heritage resources.

This handbook covers cultural property management on the international, federal, state, local, tribal, levels.  There are also sections dealing with underwater cultural property.  Finally, the authors look at  cultural property for sale in the marketplace. Special emphasis is given to laws affecting museums and private parties in the exchange of cultural property.

Cultural Property Law and other new selections in our collection can be found in the New Arrivals section right by the circulation desk on the first floor of the law library.

Reminder: Law Library Hours Extended for Reading and Exam Periods

For spring finals, we will be extending our pilot of longer library hours, to university affiliates only, during the reading and exam periods. April 26 through May 11, students will be able to access the building for study, using their Viking Cards, until 2 AM each morning!  This time, we will also be opening at 6AM, Monday through Friday and closing to the general public at 5PM.  Viking Cards will be needed for entry between 5PM and 2AM to enter the library; please be sure to keep your cards with you. We have arranged for a parking extension until 2:30 AM for each night during this period.

Library staff will be in the building Sunday – Thursday until midnight and Friday and Saturday until 10 PM. When library staff are not available, a Security Officer will be stationed at the main entryway to ensure that each person entering the building holds a valid Viking Card and everyone accessing the library swipes only him or herself into the building.