Emergency in Egypt
Temple of Preah Vihear
Illicit Rhino Horn Trade
American Digger and Diggers
Senate: Hold Open Hearings for S. 2212!
2014 Student Writing Competition
Moot Court Competition
Guide to Law School Courses
2013 Annual Conference: The Monuments Men, Social Media, the Law and Cultural Heritage
Upcoming Events Calendar
2012 Annual Conference: Cultural Heritage, World War II, and the Pacific
2011 Annual Conference (3 November 2011)
Human Rights and Cultural Heritage (31 March 2011)
International Historic Preservation in Context with the NHPA (14 October 2010)
Culture and Conflict (22-23 October 2009)
Free Exercise, Historic Religious Properties, and Sacred Sites (18 September 2008)
Protecting the Past: The Fate of Cultural Property in Times of Armed Conflict (24 April 2008)
Legal and Ethical Problems in Art Restitution (4 April 2008)
War and Peace: Art and Cultural Heritage Law (4 March 2008)
The Immunity of Foreign Cultural Property From Suit in the US (8 October 2007)
Collecting Chinese Art & Antiquities: Hot Trade Heats Up (4 May 2007)
The Trade in Antiquities: Laws, Ethics, and Staying Out of Trouble (1 February 2007)
LCCHP In the News
Cultural Heritage News
Citations: E-Updates from LCCHP
Guide to Law School Courses
Art and Entertainment Law
Cultural Property Law
Historic Preservation Law
Land Use Law
Marine Resources Law
Native American and Indigenous Law
Natural Resources Law
Tulane Summer Programs
Journal of Cultural Heritage Law
Yearbook of Cultural Property Law
Welcome from the President
Mission and Statement of Principles
Board of Directors
Caroline M. Blanco
Diane Penneys Edelman
Thomas R. Kline
Lucille A. Roussin
Rick St. Hilaire
Board of Directors: Rick St. Hilaire
Ricardo “Rick” St. Hilaire is a litigator, legal counselor, and certified mediator whose
emphasizes cultural property, museum, and arts organizations law. He has been practicing law since 1993 and is a 15 year former veteran prosecutor, including election to four terms as the chief prosecutor and senior law enforcement authority in northwestern New Hampshire. In 2009, St. Hilaire was awarded formal commendations by New Hampshire’s governor, state senate, and house of representatives for his professional accomplishments. In 2006, County Attorney St. Hilaire received the award of County Attorney of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Counties, and in 2005 he was named one of New Hampshire’s top “40 Under 40” leaders by the Union Leader newspaper and the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association. He was appointed to the New Hampshire Governor’s Crime Commission.
St. Hilaire earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He is qualified by the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection as a Certified Institutional Protection Manager.
Rick St. Hilaire currently serves as the Legal Issues in Conservation Coordinator for the International Council of Museums’ Conservation Committee and serves as a Board of Director of the Washington, DC based Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. In the past, he served as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, Section of International Law, and wrote the Art and Antiquities Trafficking News Notes for the committee’s quarterly journal. St. Hilaire is the leading author of proposed administrative rules for the NH Division of Historical Resources and author of “International Antiquities Trafficking: Theft by Another Name,” presented at an International Council of Museums conference in Cairo, Egypt in 2007. He has appeared on the Voice of America’s program “Let’s Talk Antiques” and has been a featured speaker at different venues on topics of art and antiquities crime. He writes the Cultural Heritage Lawyer blog at http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com.
St. Hilaire is an avocational Egyptologist who studied ancient Egyptian art, architecture, and language at Columbia University, the Massachusetts College of Art, the University College London, and the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. He is a member of the American Research Center in Egypt and is certified by the NH State Conversation and Rescue Archaeology Program as an archaeological survey technician.
Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation © 2000-2010. All rights reserved.
1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036-2117
Sign up for
our free e-newsletter, to receive the latest information on our organization, legal developments, upcoming events, and more.
Sign Up Here