The Holocaust Claims Restitution Practicum, founded in 1999, is the first of its kind at an American law school. It places students at the Holocaust Claims Processing Office, New York Legal Assistance Group, and other agencies investigating and pursuing property claims made by victims of the Holocaust. A weekly seminar surveys historical approaches to pillage and restitution, relevant international law, the development of international cultural property agreements, and legal issues specific to World War II. Students discuss their field work and complete independent research.