Each week participants will meet to discuss critical issues in art, law, culture and jurisprudence. Seminar leaders will assign required readings and present ideas and materials relevant to their areas of practice. There is a particular emphasis on the critique of current artistic and art historical practices and methodologies, particularly vis-a-vis legal frameworks and structures. Conversely, the use of law and jurisprudence as theory, practice and medium is explored.

In 2016, and in order to allow for a more democratic and developed Program--one that grows beyond the founder's singular vision--the Program invited former fellows and supporters who have been an instrumental part of the growth and development of the Program to serve as ongoing advisers. These advisers have backgrounds in visual art, law, philosophy, sociology, curating, education and art history. The advisers will, in an informal manner, provide the Program with advise, recommendations, thoughts, and criticism. The list of advisers may be accessed and viewed here.


Esra Akcan Associate Professor, Architecture Art Planning, Cornell University 

Amy Adler  Emily Kempin Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Michael G. Bennett Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University

Claire Bishop Associate Professor, Contemporary Art, CUNY Graduate Center

Dan Brooks Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC

Christoph Büchel Artist

Martha Buskirk Professor of art history and criticism at Montserrat College of Art

Colby Chamberlain Triple Canopy senior editor and a Jacob K. Javits Fellow in the Art History Department at Columbia University

Lawrence Chua  Architectural Theorist and Historian, Hamilton College

Christoph Cox  Professor of Philosophy, Hampshire College

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Director, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Eric Doeringer Artist

Alexander Dumbadze  Associate Professor of Art History, The George Washington University

Keller Easterling Professor, Yale School of Architecture

Nate Harrison  Artist & Writer

Lauren van Haaften-Schick  Curator & Writer and Art & Law Program Advisor

Noah Horowitz, Director Americas for Art Basel

Shayana Kadidal Senior Managing Attorney of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative

Sonia Katyal Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Joan Kee  Associate Professor of History of Art; Director of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, History of Art Department

Thomas Lawson  Artist, Writer and Dean of the School of Art at CalArts

Jason Mazzone  Lynn H. Murray Faculty Scholar in Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Sina Najafi  Cabinet Magazine

Eduardo M. Peñalver  Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro Director and Chief Curator, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros ; Curator, 33rd Bienal de São Paulo

Paul Pfeiffer Artist

Renaud Proch  Independent Curators International

Lane Relyea  Associate Professor, Dept of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University

Annelise Riles  Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University and Cornell Law School

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento Art & Law Program Founder and Director

Brian Soucek, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

Alfred Steiner  Artist & Lawyer

Hakan Topal, Assistant Professor of New Media and Art + Design at Purchase College, SUNY

Alex Villar Artist

Donn Zaretsky Art Lawyer, John Silberman Associates