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Leonard D. DuBoff

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Photo - Leonard D.  DuBoff Leonard D. DuBoff (E-mail address:, founder of the law firm The DuBoff Law Group, PC, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hofstra University with a degree in engineering and Summa Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School where he was the research editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. He was a professor of law for almost a quarter of a century, first teaching at Stanford Law School, then at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He also taught at the Hastings College of Civil Advocacy and lectured for the AAA of the Hague Academy of International Law. He is the founder and past chairperson of the Art Law section of the Association of American Law Schools; the founder and past president of the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; the former president of the Tigard, Tualatin, and Sherwood Arts Commission; past member of the board of the Oregon Committee for the Humanities; former Special Projects Coordinator for the National Endowment for the Arts; and a recipient of the governor of Oregon’s prestigious Arts Award in 1990. DuBoff has testified in Congress in support of many laws discussed in this text, including the Visual Artist’s Rights Act of 1990. In fact, he assisted in drafting that law as well. He is also responsible for drafting and testifying in support of numerous states’ art laws and is a practicing attorney specializing in the field of art law. He represents museums, galleries, dealers, artists and craftspeople in virtually every aspect of the field. His scholarly articles and books are frequently cited by courts and commentators. DuBoff is a pioneer of the field of art law and remains one of its most important and influential scholars. He is a prolific author of law review articles and other publications on art law and has written sixteen books on art law. He has written numerous books on other business related subjects as well.


Michael D. Murray

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Professor Michael D. Murray (E-mail address: graduated from Loyola College in Maryland and from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He was a member of a national champion Jessup International Law Moot Court team at Columbia, and Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. After law school, he clerked for United States District Judge John F. Nangle of the Eastern District of Missouri, and Chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Murray also practiced commercial, intellectual property, and products liability litigation for seven years at Bryan Cave law firm in St. Louis. After leaving private practice, Professor Murray taught at Saint Louis University School of Law from 1998–2002, the University of Illinois College of Law from 2002–2008, Valparaiso University School of Law from 2008 to 2015, and the University of Michigan Law School from 2015-2016. He currently teaches at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He has taught International Art Law in the University of San Diego Law School's summer 2007 and summer 2009 international and comparative law programs in Florence, Italy. Professor Murray was the director of Valparaiso's 2010 London-Cambridge Program in which he taught International and Comparative Civil Liberties: Freedom of Expression at Cambridge. Professor Murray currently has published twenty-three books and numerous law review articles on art law and other topics.