Entertainment Law

They All Fall Down: Confederate Monument Removal Cases & Public Art Policy

CLE Blast & Entertainment & Sports Law 2020: Webcast Series

What place, if any, do Confederate monuments have in the public sphere? That question has been a hotly contested (and litigated) topic. But in such cases, courts and advocates alike have failed to expressly address these monuments as public art. Professor Kristi Arth provides an in-depth look at the lawsuits filed to prevent various monuments from being removed, outlines emergent linguistic trends in the courts’ opinions related to public art policy, and creates a framework for how public art theory can better inform advocacy and judicial decision-making in these types of cases. Arth is an Assistant Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law; and prior to entering the academy, she was a partner at Bradley. She holds a master’s degree in Arts Policy & Administration in addition to her juris doctorate.

Zoom Roundtable Follow-Up:

Join Kristi Arth on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 3-3:30 pm CT for an interactive Zoom roundtable discussion as a follow-up to the CLE. The roundtable will be eligible for .50 general CLE hours. This is free to attend, but it is limited to the first 50 people to RSVP. Registration closes at 2 p.m. CT on Dec. 9. Reserve your spot now

Submit Questions: If you have a question that you'd like Kristi to answer, please submit it here. Please note that due to time constraints, it may not be possible to address every submission.

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I was really hoping to find a CLE this year that tackled this issue, so I was pleased to come across this one. The presenter did a fine job of explaining the nuances of these types of cases that find their way to the court system. I learned how the courts tend to quantify these cases and also what the potential end game for the items in controversy can be. It will be interesting to see if, by next year or so, the presenter will have further precedence to unpack as these cases ramp up and/or find their way to more appellate courts.

The presenter used a very novel research method and reported on it.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
  • Section: 35.00
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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Discount for Entertainment & Sports Law Section Members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to cle@tnbar.org for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.