INSTITUTE OF ART AND LAW
Pentre Moel, Crickadarn, Nr Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3BX, United Kingdom
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Art Antiquity & Law
Distance Learning and
Distance Learning and Intensive Courses
The Institute of Art and Law offers the possibility to study via distance learning (see below, the Foundation Certificate in Art Law and the Diploma in Art Law), and also an interactive, seminar-based course (the Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics).
Distance Learning Programmes
The Institute of Art and Law offers a number of possibilities for studying by distance learning. All courses comprise a series of comprehensive, self-teaching packs each of which contains a detailed commentary on an aspect of art and heritage law, relevant statutory materials, case summaries and further reading in the form of academic literature.
It is no longer necessary to wait until the Spring to sign up for an Institute of Art and Law Distance Learning programme. You can now start studying as soon as your application has been processed: this usually takes about three to four weeks, depending on how quickly we receive a reply from your referees.
The course materials are now provided via e-mail.
All courses may now be undertaken at your own pace: if you find that work commitments mean that study becomes difficult, or even impossible for a while, you can suspend the course for a while. Alternatively, if you find that you have extra time available (if things 'go quiet' over the summer, for example) you may be able to complete the course more quickly.
This unique course is designed for those who work in the art and antiquities domains but who do not possess formal qualifications. The ten-module, one-year course provides an introduction to all the common law legal concepts necessary for day-to-day transactions in this area. The modules studied include Criminal Law (including theft, forgery, money laundering); Tort (including conversion, negligence and trespass to goods); Contract; Treasure; International Conventions (including UNIDROIT and the 1970 UNESCO Convention); Artists' Rights (including copyright, droit de suite and moral rights); Sale of Goods and Auctions.
This course is designed for lawyers qualified in civil law systems, but who need to understand the workings of the common law system. Six core modules are studied: Introduction to the English Legal System; Contract; Tort; Criminal Law; Sale of Goods and Auctions; Charities and Trusts.
This unique course will introduce overseas lawyers to the fundamental branches of the common law relating to art and antiquities, and will provide them with a firm grounding in these areas, enabling them to understand the principles applied to art and antiquities transactions throughout the common law world.
The third distance learning course is designed for lawyers qualified in common law systems, and for those who have successfully completed the Preparatory Certificate. It will concentrate on a number of aspects of law vital to international art transactions, including International Conventions; Underwater Archaeology; Insurance; Bailment; Treasure and Finds; Sites and Monuments.
Please click on the links above for information and syllabus of each individual course.
The normal duration of the Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Art Law courses is 12 months and the duration of the Preparatory Certificate in Art Law Course is six months. Most of the teaching is done on a self-study basis. IAL also runs at occasional study forums where students will be able to attend face-to-face seminars on some of the topics covered in each course.
All course fees are due prior to the commencement of the course unless otherwise agreed. However payment by instalments may be arranged: please contact us for further details.
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