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Chase College of Law Northern Kentucky University
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WWII, Holocaust, Nazi, art, Russia, Revolution, Russian, American, History, Germany, Austria, German, Austrian, French, France, expropriation, theft, stolen, property, genocide, human rights, courts, claims, litigation, slavery, forced labor, duress, contracts, Nuremberg, Europe, WWI, El Salvador, Guatemala, antiquities, colonialism, colonial, antiquity, Greece, Italy, nationalization, nationalize, museum, museums, galleries, collectors, gallery, collector, ethics, war, monument, monuments, Monuments Men, Woman in Gold, criminal law, crime, crimes, Poland, Hungary, China
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About Me

For twenty years, Georgetown-educated Professor Jennifer A. Kreder has litigated the law of art and war. She has appeared in cases about art that traded hands during both the Nazi era and the Russian Revolution on behalf of historians, the American Jewish Congress and the Commission for Art Recovery against the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University and others. At stake were works by such artists as Vincent Van Gogh, Egon Schiele, George Grosz and Paul Cézanne. Kreder is a prolific legal scholar who speaks to audiences around the world and has been quoted, interviewed or published in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Associated Press, NPR, Harvard International Law Journal and other media. She teaches at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

Recent Publications

The Law of Art and War (forthcoming University Press of Kentucky 2019)

The Holocaust Era Art Restitution Act, 20 Chapman L. Rev. 1 (2017) (symposium)

Nazi-Era and Russian Revolution Art Cases,  49 Case W. Res. J. Int’l L. 227 (2017) (symposium)

The Public Trust, 18 U. Pa. J. Con. L. 1425 (2016)

Antiquity Meets the Modern Age: eBay’s Potential Criminal Liability for Fake and Stolen Antiquity Sales, 5 Case W. Res. J. of Law, Tech. & the Internet 143 (2014) (co-authored)

Litigation Finance Ethics: Paying Interest, 2013 J. Prof. Law. 1 (2013) (co-authored)

Lessons for Religious Liberty Litigation from Kentucky, 19 Wash. & Lee J. of Civ. Rts. & Soc. Just. 275 (2013)

Anticipating Prosecution of the Gardner Heist, 17 Canadian Crim. L. Rev. 47 (2013) (co-authored)           

Fighting Corruption of the Historical Record: Nazi-looted Art Litigation, 61 U. Kan. L. Rev. 75 (2012)

Executive Weapons to Combat Infection of the Art Market, 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1353 (2011)

State Law Holocaust-Era Art Claims and Federal Executive Power, 105 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 315 (2011)

Guarding the Historical Record from the Nazi-looted Art Litigation Tumbling Toward the Supreme Court, 159 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 253 (2011)

Protecting Property Rights and Unleashing Capital in Art, 2011 Utah L. Rev. 881 (2011) (co-authored)

Museums in the Crosshairs: Unintended Consequences of the War on Terror, 10 Wash. U. Global Studies L. Rev.  239 (2011) (co-authored)

Understanding Guatemala’s Cultural Heritage: Extending Protection to Colonial Art in the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Guatemala, 21 Duke J. Comp. & Int’l L. 321 (2011), reprinted 15 Art, Antiquity & Law 1 (2010) (co-authored)

The Revolution in U.S. Museums Concerning the Ethics of Acquiring Antiquities, 64 Miami L. Rev. 997 (2010)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Russia, China, Guatemala
Expertise by Geography
Central America, China, Eastern Europe, Germany, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Russia, Southeast Asia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Art & Architectural History, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Genocide, Higher Ed, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Material Culture, Migration & Immigration, Military, Museums, Pedagogy, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Slavery, World War I, World War II