INTERSECTIONS: Dialogues on Memory, Restitution, and Justice

Mar. 3, 2023
9:00AM - 9:00PM
SLB Room 120
Open to the YLS Community Only

INTERSECTIONS is the Yale Law School conference on art, justice, and the law on March 3, 2023. Given notable discourse amongst governments, art institutions, and cultural heritage and human rights advocates in recent years, this year’s conference theme is “Dialogues on Restitution, Memory, and Justice.” This special event will put lawyers, artists, and activists in conversation to ask the question: How do we rectify loss and injustice through the tools offered in art and law?

The conference will feature two expert panels, co-moderated by a legal scholar and a student. The first panel is on restitution and repatriation of art, and the second will focus on memory and transitional justice. There will also be a thematic gallery tour and a keynote address, both experientially connecting the issues of memory, justice, and repatriation to art. 

Meals: Conference breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will be a reception at the end of the conference. Please note dietary restrictions on registration details.

Program: Registering for the conference will register participants for each conference event (including meals and all programs). Schedule details and speaker details are available on the registration page and on the conference website.

Location: The conference is based at Yale Law School in the Sterling Law Building, the tour will be at the Yale University Art Gallery, and the keynote address will be at Hastings Hall at the Yale School of Architecture. All room locations and any additional locations will be shared with registered participants the week of the conference.

This conference is the culmination of almost two years of concerted effort by law students to form a multidisciplinary space to apply art law to human rights and cultural heritage management issues, consider the uses of art and aesthetics in social and legal movements, and support artists of many kinds in producing or protecting work.


Sponsoring Organization(s)

Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights
OSA Yale Student Conference fund
Yale Department of French / Cultural Services of the French Embassy of the US
Yale Department of Art History
Yale Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights
Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism
Yale Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life
Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies
Yale Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program
Public Humanities