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Judith B. Prowda


LLM, New York University School of Law; JD, Fordham University School of Law; MA, International Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; MA, French, Middlebury College; AB, Sarah Lawrence College; Certificate, l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris

Judith Prowda is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She is currently part of the Art Business faculty in New York. She is Past Chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is Chair of the Section’s Committee on Fine Arts and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition, she is a member of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and has served on the Copyright and Literary Property and Entertainment Law Committees. A frequent lecturer on art law, she is also a leader in the intellectual property field, and has consulted at Sokolow, Dunaud, Mercadier & Carreras in Paris and at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

Prior to studying law, she was a reporter in the World Section at Time magazine and French-English interpreter at the U.S. Department of State.

Judith B. Prowda
  • Publications


    Ms. Prowda is the author of Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (Lund Humphries 2013), The Perils of Selling Art at an Art Fair: Legal Issues in Title, Chapter in Art, Cultural Heritage and the Market: Ethical and Legal Issues (Springer 2014) and The Art of Mediating Art Disputes: A Case for Mediation (chapter in Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising Fine and Decorative Arts (Appraisers Association of America 2013). Her law articles have appeared in numerous law reviews, journals and books and have garnered prestigious awards. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA.

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