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Program Overview

Objectives: Art Law is a constantly evolving area dealing with all the issues related to the legal treatment of artworks along with the regulation of the art sector. From protection and preservation of cultural heritage, in whose respect Italy has been a pioneer and still represents a world leader, to the regulation of the global art market, there are plenty of legal challenges to face. Therefore, collectors, investors, museums and other institutions are increasingly looking for legal specialists with a highly qualified background in Art Law who can assist them in the most delicate matters relating to the management of artworks and to the resolution of disputes arising from breaches of art loan or exhibition agreements as well as from violations of national, supranational and international norms governing the protection of cultural heritage.

The Luiss Master in Art Law (LL.M.) comprehensively addresses all the various legal issues involved in the overall regulation of the art sector. Through classes, workshops, case studies, seminars, conferences along with the establishment of a direct contact with art specialist lawyers, art industry experts, consultants and academics, the Master in Art Law (LL.M.) fosters the development of professional competences and personal skills, preparing participants for numerous career opportunities.

Participants: The program is open to professionals wishing to acquire or to advance their knowledge of the key aspects of Art Law from an international and European perspective. The Master (LL.M.) in Art Law is suitable for those whishing to open themselves to a wide range of career opportunities, including: museums, art galleries and foundations; law firms; consulting firms; art industries; business and trade associations; auction houses; international organizations. All these career paths require skilled and experienced professionals with a specific background in Art Law.  

Credits: 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 

Diploma: Master of Law (LL.M.) in Art Law Master universitario di secondo livello.

Duration of Program: one academic year.

Language: English.

Content: The Master (LL.M.) in Art Law is organised favouring the alternation between academic lectures and interactive activities with the direct involvement of art specialist lawyers, counsels, art industry experts and academics. The course will be divided into thematic modules, focusing on tackling the main legal challenges from the protection, preservation, and safeguarding of artworks to the regulation of their trade, circulation and exhibition.

Classes: January-July 2025

In order to foster the participation of professionals and graduates, classes are held primarily:

  • Fridays morning and afternoon
  • Saturdays morning.

Workshops, seminars and additional events accompany the lectures, with the participation of experts who interactively present their work experience and careers.