Noted law expert to speak as part of Harn Eminent Scholar series

Published: October 27 2006

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John Henry Merryman, a world-renowned expert on art and cultural property law and comparative law, will speak on “Great Cases in Art Law” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the University Auditorium as a part of the Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture series.

Merryman’s talk will feature prominent art law cases including Richard Serra’s “Tilted Arc,” the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center’s 1990 Maplethorpe prosecution, the Elgin Marbles saga and the Leonardo “La Belle Ferronière” trial.

Stanford University’s Sweitzer Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Art, Emeritus, and a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, Merryman has received awards from all over the world. His publications have been widely translated and he recently was awarded the American Society of Comparative Law’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more on the Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture series, visit the Web at or call 392-9826.


Ryan Ray

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