Journal of International & Comparative Law – 2022 Symposium


Location: McCartan Courtroom and 1130 Eck Hall of Law (View on

The Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law is excited to announce its 12th annual Symposium: “International and Comparative Approaches to Culture.”

This hybrid Symposium will take place Friday, March 18, 2022, from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. The journal staff encourages the entire Notre Dame Law School community of faculty, staff, and students to attend.

The first panel will center on cultural internationalism and cultural nationalism and will discuss questions of access, preservation, and repatriation of cultural property, property disputes, morality, and amicable dispute resolution. The second panel will center on relevant domestic and international law dealing with the challenges of cultural appropriation and will discuss questions of intellectual property in the realm of fashion and traditional knowledge, contracts, and international human rights. Dean G. Marcus Cole will provide lunchtime remarks and attendees will have a chance to meet panelists during coffee chats at the end of the symposium. 

Please refer to the following agenda if you plan to attend:

  • Opening remarks —10:15 a.m., McCartan Courtroom
  • Panel 1: Internationalism vs. Nationalism — 10:30 am, McCartan Courtroom
    • Frank K. Lord IV, Ph.D., The Law Office of Frank K. Lord IV
    • Victoria Perdomo, Registrar, Snite Museum of Art
    • Martin Wilson, Phillips
    • Leila Amineddoleh, Amineddoleh & Associates
    • Moderator: Professor Luigi Crema
  • Break — 12:00 p.m.
  • Remarks by Dean G. Marcus Cole — 12:30 p.m., Eck 1130
    • Lunch will be provided for all attendees
  • Panel 2: The Law and Ethics of Cultural Appropriation — 12:45 p.m., Eck 1130
    • Felicia Caponigri, Ph.D., Notre Dame Law School
    • Julia J. Osei-Tutu, Florida International University College of Law
    • Aman Gebru, Duquesne University School of Law
    • Moderator: Professor Roger Alford
    • Lunch will be provided for all attendees
  • Closing remarks — 2:15 p.m., Eck 1130
  • Zoom Coffee Chats with the Panelists — 2:30 p.m.
    • Attendees will have a chance to meet the panelists on Zoom and ask questions relevant to their presentations.

Registration link:

Please contact Executive Symposium Chair Naomi Price at with any questions.