A Blade of Grass: Mock Trial


April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm


The Cardozo School of Law Environmental Law Society, Art Law Society, and Intellectual Property Student Association invite you to:

A Blade of Grass: Mock Trial

A Blade of Grass Fellow Aviva Rahmani is the artist behind the work Blued Trees Symphony, an ecological artwork. The artwork is being made with the intention of using the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) copyright law to defend land in New York, Virginia, and West Virginia that is subject to eminent domain because of proposed natural gas pipelines.

This mock trial will explore whether the status of the artwork under VARA trumps eminent domain takings by corporations. Experienced VARA litigator Gale Elston (Cardozo alumna) will represent the artist.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6 p.m.

Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Register: rsvp@abladeofgrass.org

For more information, please visit:


Cardozo-Brookdale Center-Jacob Burns Moot Court Room