This class takes a broad view of art and artists. We will survey the law’s relationship to high art, emerging artists, and mass culture, and look at disputes that center on a wide swath of creative works, from photography, video games, and graffiti to sculpture, dolls, and sneakers. We’ll discuss doctrines drawn from legal fields relevant to content production (e.g., copyright, First Amendment, and trademarks), and explore key contractual issues faced by members of the creative community. The course also includes a transactional component, and simulates contract negotiation and drafting.