Wednesday7Nov 2018

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Legal Basics for Artists, Academics, and Other Creatives

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
2018-11-07 16:00 2018-11-07 18:50 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall Allison DeVries

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Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall


are invited to attend.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4-6:50PM

Legal Basics for Artists, Academics, and Other Creatives

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121


Whether you’re an artist or an academic, it is crucial to know how to take care of yourself when it comes to negotiating deals and protecting your work.  How do you negotiate effectively for what you want?  Are written contracts always necessary?  Who owns creative content and how much copying is allowed before there’s a violation of copyright?  Join us for a fast-paced seminar exploring issues pertaining to contracts and intellectual property for creative people.  Experienced art attorney, Sarah Conley Odenkirk, will lead this 3-hour session on November 7, 2018 from 4-6:50pm.


Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Experienced Art Attorney

Sarah Conley Odenkirk has practiced law in the area of fine art for more than 20 years.  She advises clients in transactional matters related to the arts in the private and public realms.  Through her years of practice, Sarah has developed a deep understanding of the field of public art and cultural policy.  She uses this experience to provide strategic planning guidance through a legal lens, supporting innovative programs and the evolution of balanced and sustainable cultural ecosystems.


Sarah is the author of A Surprisingly Interesting Book About Contracts for Artists and Other Creatives; and publisher of an online database and the comprehensive Resource Guide for Public Art in Private Development.  She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences in both the legal and art fields. 


At the same time that she maintained her legal practice, from 2013-2017 Sarah was the Associate Director of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s Art Business and Arts Management masters degree programs at Claremont Graduate University, where she was instrumental in developing the curriculum, ran several conferences on art law and community engagement topics, and was the Professor for Legal Foundations; Public Art; International Transactions; and Cultural Property and Restitution.


You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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