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Leonard D. DuBoff

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Photo - Leonard D.  DuBoff Leonard D. DuBoff (E-mail address:, founder of the law firm The DuBoff Law Group, PC, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hofstra University with a degree in engineering and Summa Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School where he was the research editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. He was a professor of law for almost a quarter of a century, first teaching at Stanford Law School, then at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He also taught at the Hastings College of Civil Advocacy and lectured for the AAA of the Hague Academy of International Law. He is the founder and past chairperson of the Art Law section of the Association of American Law Schools; the founder and past president of the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; the former president of the Tigard, Tualatin, and Sherwood Arts Commission; past member of the board of the Oregon Committee for the Humanities; former Special Projects Coordinator for the National Endowment for the Arts; and a recipient of the governor of Oregon’s prestigious Arts Award in 1990. DuBoff has testified in Congress in support of many laws discussed in this text, including the Visual Artist’s Rights Act of 1990. In fact, he assisted in drafting that law as well. He is also responsible for drafting and testifying in support of numerous states’ art laws and is a practicing attorney specializing in the field of art law. He represents museums, galleries, dealers, artists and craftspeople in virtually every aspect of the field. His scholarly articles and books are frequently cited by courts and commentators. DuBoff is a pioneer of the field of art law and remains one of its most important and influential scholars. He is a prolific author of law review articles and other publications on art law and has written sixteen books on art law. He has written numerous books on other business related subjects as well.


Sherri Burr

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A.B., Mount Holyoke College
J.D., Yale University
M.P.A., Princeton University 
Member of the California Bar


Sherri Burr joined the UNM law faculty in 1988, after having received her A.B. (Politics) from Mount Holyoke College, her M.P.A (International Relations) from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and her J.D. from Yale Law School. In 1994 she received tenure and promotion to full professor. During the 2008-2009 academic year, she will serve as Acting Director of the Africana Studies Program in Arts and Sciences in addition to teaching Art Law in the fall and Entertainment Law in the spring for the Law School.

Professor Burr teaches international law, intellectual property law, art law, entertainment law, and wills and trust. She regularly brings guest speakers, such as authors Tony Hillerman, Rudolfo Anaya, and Max Evans to enhance the learning in her classes. Further, students who study Art Law, Entertainment Law, and Intellectual Property with Burr have an opportunity to participate in the making of ARTS TALK, a weekly television show that Burr produces and hosts in Albuquerque, NM.


  • Entertainment Law: Cases and Materials in Film, Television, and Music (2004, Thomson West)
  • Entertainment Law Teacher's Manual (2004, Thomson West) 
  • Entertainment Law in a Nutshell (2004, Thomson West). 
  • Quick Review of International Law (2006, Thomson West)
  • Sum and Substance Audio Book on International Law (2006, Thomson West)
  • Entertainment Law in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition (2007, Thomson West)
  • Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell 3rd Edition (with Mennell) (2007, Thomson West). In 2008, she published 
  • Sum & Substance Audio Book on Entertainment Law (2008, Thomson West), 
  • Supplement to Entertainment Law: Cases & Materials in Film, Television, and Music (2008, Thomson West)
  • Quick Review of International Law 2nd Edition (2008, Thomson West). 

In addition to her books, Burr's article on Protecting Business Secrets in National and International Commerce published in the peer-reviewed Science Communications was considered ground-breaking for its empirical data analysis of the importance of trade secrets to the business community. Her chapter in the book Screening Justice won the 2007 New Mexico Press Women Award for best nonfiction book chapter. Burr has also written items for the general public. She has published travel articles on Alaska and New Mexico accompanied by her own photographs. From December 2000 until June 2003, she wrote a weekly column for the Albuquerque Tribune that includes analysis of politics, race, sports and entertainment. Burr's manuscript for Living with Nephew placed second in the 2006 Southwest Writers nonfiction book competition. Burr currently writes the Minding Finances for Writers column for the Southwest Sage.


Michael D. Murray

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Professor Michael D. Murray (E-mail address: graduated from Loyola College in Maryland and from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He was a member of a national champion Jessup International Law Moot Court team at Columbia, and Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. After law school, he clerked for United States District Judge John F. Nangle of the Eastern District of Missouri, and Chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Murray also practiced commercial, intellectual property, and products liability litigation for seven years at Bryan Cave law firm in St. Louis. After leaving private practice, Professor Murray taught at Saint Louis University School of Law from 1998–2002, the University of Illinois College of Law from 2002–2008, Valparaiso University School of Law from 2008 to 2015, and the University of Michigan Law School from 2015-2016. He currently teaches at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He has taught International Art Law in the University of San Diego Law School's summer 2007 and summer 2009 international and comparative law programs in Florence, Italy. Professor Murray was the director of Valparaiso's 2010 London-Cambridge Program in which he taught International and Comparative Civil Liberties: Freedom of Expression at Cambridge. Professor Murray currently has published twenty-three books and numerous law review articles on art law and other topics.