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April 6, 2019

California Lawyers for the Arts

in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson Law School


Intersections: Art and Law at the Border


Thomas Jefferson Law School
701 B St., San Diego, CA 92101

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California Lawyers for the Arts is proud to present our first annual San Diego based symposium on April 6th, 2019, in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson Law School. This inaugural event titled, Intersections: Art and Law at the Border, will examine the intersection of art praxis and legal issues with a focus on the border region. We invite artists, lawyers, scholars, and students to explore, complicate, and expand our understandings of how art and law intermingle in form, ownership, exhibition and dissemination, as well as the public's relationship to art and art institutions through a legal lens.

Details will be released soon. Please register for our Symposium e-mail list for updates on when registration opens and speakers schedule is released.

CLA Celebrates WIPO's World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2019

In recognition of WIPO's annual World Intellectual Property Day, CLA is currently exploring ways to... 

  • Recognize and celebrate works of notable IP attorneys, inventors, artists, and designers
  • Run workshops, seminars, clinics and trainings geared toward innovators, artists, attorneys, and the public related to arts and entertainment intellectual property (IP) law, the role of IP in filmmaking and online display of art, copyright, trademarks, and how CLA's lawyer referral and information services (LRIS) helps connect people seeking legal assistance and patents with California licensed lawyers who can help them!
  • Create California-focused IP Day publicity materials, such as posters, brochures, broadcast spots, targeted at our CLA audiences
  • Promote CLA's IP Day activities through social media using the #worldipday hashtag, with live event updates and Twitter chats
  • Publish interviews, videos, podcasts, etc. featuring artists, authors, and inventors talking about their work, how it relates to IP, and how CLA has helped them obtain the resources they need
  • Promote a social media campaign encouraging budding and established inventors/creators to share their experiences of the IP system or their hopes for the system’s future

For more information or to join our efforts, please contact Mary Cain, Statewide Director of Legal Services, at (888) 859-990-6500 or via an email to !

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California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association

in collaboration with Santa Clara University

and the Justice Arts Coalition


Arts in Corrections: Reframing the Landscape of Justice


Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

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Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jimmy Santiago Baca, the conference artist-in-residence, is a prolific writer whose published works include 18 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. A Place to Stand, his best selling memoir that was turned into a documentary, describes growing up as an orphan in New Mexico and learning how to read and write poetry in prison.  His most recent work, When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother's Quest for Freedom, traces the journey of an immigrant woman searching for her four-year-old son after being separated at the US-Mexico border. A winner of the American Book Award, the Pushcart Award, an honorary doctorate from the University of New Mexico and numerous other honors, he facilitates writing workshops worldwide in prisons, youth detention facilities and alternative schools for at risk youth.  After writing a Mexican Roots series for HBO, he established a non-profit, Cedar Tree, Inc. that provides free books through its bookmobile and sends interns to assist teachers in rural communities. During his residence at the upcoming Arts in Corrections conference at Santa Clara University, he will present a key note address, teach a poetry class and provide a training program for artists teaching in correctional institutions.





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