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Reunion 2002


4:00 PM
Keynote Address: “Arts and the Law: An Unnatural Coupling?” presented by Stephen E. Weil, Esq., Scholar Emeritus, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

8:30 PM
“A Moot Court Appeal Based on Hamlet

Attorneys: David Kendall ’71, Attorney for the Appellant Hamlet

Daniel J. Kornstein ’73, Attorney for the Appellee State of Denmark

The Bench: The Hon. Susan P. Graber ’72, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Hon. Inez S. Reid ’62, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

The Hon. George Bundy Smith ’62, New York Court of Appeals

The Hon. Jerry E. Smith ’72, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

The Hon. Myron H. Thompson ’72, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Scene presented by The Court Jesters, Yale Law School’s Student Theatre Troupe


9:30 AM
Session I: “Law & Lawyers Depicted in Art and Entertainment”

Moderator: Harlon Dalton ’73, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Panelists: Steven Brill ’75, Founder” Court TV and The American Lawyer, Columnist, Newsweek Magazine; Author of upcoming book, After: How America Came Back After September 11.

Stephen L. Carter ’79, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale Law School

David Milch, Creator and Executive Producer, NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues, and the upcoming Deadwood

Session II: “What Constitutes Art?”

Moderator: Marc-Andre Renold ’82, Attorney-at-Law Director of the Art-Law Centre, Geneva

Panelists: Amy Adler ’90, New York University School of Law, New York

Alvin Deutsch ’58, McLaughlin & Stern, New York

Simon J. Frankel ’91, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco

Monroe Price ’64, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York

11:00 AM
Session III: “Stolen, Destroyed and Counterfeit Art”

Moderator: Karen Polinger Foster ’76, Lecturer, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, and Department of History and Art, Yale University

Panelists: Sharon H. Cott ’85, Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Jeremy G. Epstein ’72, Shearman & Sterling, New York

Kris Olson ’72, Senior Counsel, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Portland

Donaldson C. Pillsbury ’67, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Southeby’s Holdings Inc., New York

Ronald D. Spencer ’64, Counsel, Carter Ledyard & Milburn, New York

Session IV: “Representing Artists & Entertainers”

Moderator: Elliott H. Brown ’75, Partner, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, New York

Panelists: Thomas H. Baer ’60, Partner, Steinhardt Baer Pictures Company, New York

Robert Bookman ’72, Partner, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles

Jeanne Drewsen ’74, Attorney at Law, and President of the Jeanne Drewsen Agency, Washington, D.C.

Daniel J. Kornstein ’73, Partner, Kornstein, Veisz, Wexler & Pollard, New York

12:30 PM
Presentation of the YLSA Award of Merit
“Frederick Wiseman ’54, Independent Filmmaker and General Manager, Zipporah Films, Inc.
Introduction by Anthony T. Kronman ’75, Dean, Yale Law School