ALLS - Arts & Literature Law Society
  Advisory Board

James Cuno   James Cuno, Art Institute of Chicago
Director and President since September 2004. Before coming to the Art Institute of Chicago James Cuno served as Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London (2003-2004). Prior to that he was Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums and Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard (1991–2003). In this function he served as President of the American Association of Art Museum Directors (2001-2002). From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Cuno was Director of the Hood Museum of Art and Adjunct Professor of Art History at Dartmouth College, and before that (1986–1989), he was Director of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California Los Angeles, as well as an UCLA Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History. Professional positions on various advisory councils and boards include: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Fellow since 2001); Tate Modern, London (Council Member since 2003); Warburg Institute, University of London (Advisory Board Member since 2003); Association of Art Museum Directors (since 1990, President from 2001 to 2002).
Janet Halley   Janet Halley, Harvard Law School
Professor of Law at Harvard since 2000. Before teaching there, she was Professor of Law at Stanford Law School (1991-2000) and Assistant Professor of English at Hamilton College (1980-85). She has a Ph.D. in English from UCLA (1980) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1988). Prof. Halley has published widely on literary and legal matters, in legal and literary journals. Her most recent exploration at the borderline between the two disciplines has been a course in the Harvard Law School and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Harvard University, "The Poetics of Sexual Injury."
Erik Jayme   Erik Jayme, University of Heidelberg
Professor em. of Law and former Director of the Institute for Foreign and International Privat and Commercial Law of the University of Heidelberg, Germany (1983-2002). Before that he was Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for International Law of the University of Munich (1974-1983) and Professor of Law at the University of Muenster (1973-1974). He has a Ph.D. in Law (Dr. jur.) from the University of Munich (1961) and an LLM from Berkeley (1966). Prof. Jayme is member of the Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé, Paris/France (Académicien titulaire since 1987), the Institut de Droit International, Geneva/Switzerland (since 1981, President from 1997 to 1999), the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (since 1989), the Istituto Lombardo, Milan/Italy (Foreign Member since 2000), the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome/Italy (Foreign Member since 2001), the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna/Austria (Foreign Member since 2001), the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice/Italy (2004), and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam/Netherlands (Foreign Member since 2005). In 2004 Erik Jayme was elected Vice-President of the Curatorium of the Hague Académie de Droit International, succeding the former UN General Secretary Prof. Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Jayme’s countless publications in the field of art and law span four languages and range from art historical reflections about Canova to art trade, art loan and cultural property protection law. For his academic work he was awarded honorary doctors from the Universities of Ferrara/Italy (1991), Budapest/Hungary (2000), Porto Allegre/Brazil (2003) and Montpellier/France (2003).
Thomas Lentz   Thomas W. Lentz, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums
Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums since November 2003. Before that he was Director of the international art museums at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. A 1985 graduate of Harvard’s doctoral program in fine arts, Lentz is an expert in Persian painting and has organized a number of significant exhibitions in the field of Asian art. He has been a distinguished curator and institutional leader at the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Positions on advisory committees include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Visiting Committee since 2001); the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (Executive Committee since 1996); the Japan Society Gallery (Art Advisory Committee since 1999); and the Committee to Visit the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (since 2004).
Harry Martin   Harry S. Martin, Harvard Law School
Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library since 1981. Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library of the Georgetown University Law Center from 1976 to 1981. Harry S. Martin has published articles on the electronic library and information networks, on the law of interstate compacts, on methods of legal research, and on collection development policy for law libraries. He currently teaches a seminar on visual arts and the law. Research interests include the international trade in cultural property and digital forms of scholarly communication.
    Andrew C. Parker, Professor of English, Amherst College
Professor of English since 1982. Andrew Parker has published widely on the relations between literature and philosophy, on critical theory, and on the history of sexuality. He edited, introduced and helped to translate Jacques Rancière's "The Philosopher and His Poor", which appeared earlier this year from Duke UP. In progress are three books: "The Theorist's Mother: Origination from Marx to Derrida"; "Ventriloquisms: On the Literature of Politcs"; and "Re-Marx: Life, In Theory"
Donaldson Pillsbury   Donaldson C. Pillsbury, Sotheby's Holdings, Inc., New York
Executive Vice President and Worldwide General Counsel since February 2001. From January 1998 until February 2001 he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. Prior to that he was Senior Counsel to the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell (1993 – January 1998); from 1973 until 1993, he was a partner of that firm. Mr. Pillsbury also is the Chairman of the Board of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Lyndel Prott   Lyndel Vivien Prott
Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra and an expert consultant in Cultural Heritage Law. Formerly Professor of Cultural Heritage Law at the University of Sydney, she served as Director of UNESCO’s Division of Cultural Heritage from 1990 to 2002. During a distinguished career in teaching, research and practice, she has authored, co-authored or edited over 200 books, reports and articles.