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About Patty Gerstenblith

Patty Gerstenblith is a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law. She is president of the board of directors of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, chair of the Blue Shield International Working Group on Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Objects, a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, and a member of the Steering Group of the ABA's International Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee. In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as the chair of the President's Cultural Property Advisory Committee in the U.S. Department of State, on which she had previously served as a public representative in the Clinton administration. From 1995 to 2002, she was editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property. Her publications include the casebook, Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law (now in its fourth edition), and her recent articles include "Hobby Lobby, the Museum of the Bible, and the Law: A Case Study of the Looting of Archaeological Artifacts from Iraq" in Antiquities Smuggling: In the Real and Virtual World (Layla Hashemi and Louise Shelley, eds. Routledge 2022). Gerstenblith received her AB from Bryn Mawr College, PhD in art history and anthropology from Harvard University, and JD from Northwestern University. Before joining the DePaul law faculty, Gerstenblith clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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Present Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University DePaul University College of Law
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