Who Owns Native Culture? - Law 631F
|Instructor: Melissa L. Tatum
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|Units: 2 - Graded|
Federal Indian Law and Intellectual Property courses helpful but not required
This 2-credit course examines cultural heritage protection and the redefinition of indigenous peoples’ heritage as a proprietary resource. Discussion will include select case law, the ethical and economic issues raised by the worldwide circulation of indigenous art, music, and biological knowledge, and the fundamental dichotomy of heritage as a protected resource within a multicultural society.
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Two unit graduate course with graded papers/assignments, open to graduate students in Law, American Indian Studies, and Anthropology. Limit of 20 students. No substantial paper option.
Several short papers will be required throughout the semester, in addition to a final paper.
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None, course will have a final paper
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2 units (Graded for JD and AIS MA and PhD students; Pass/Fail for IPLP LLM & SJD students)
Instructor: Melissa Tatum
Office Hours: By appointment; Rountree Hall, Room 309