Law Conference

National Preservation Law Conference 2019

A program of Preservation Leadership Training®
Brought to you by National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown Law

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lunch included and cocktail reception to follow program.
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Register today!

Join your colleagues in the capital city for a highly focused look into preservation law, highlighting the most recent and influential developments. This intense session will provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate for and champion key preservation issues.

The 2019 National Preservation Law Conference allows you to enhance your leadership skills to more effectively produce results within your community. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available (see below for more details). 

Join leading preservation attorneys, scholars and professionals for the latest developments and trends in historic preservation law. Hear from national legal experts on topics that include federal level regulations, legal tools for the built environment, religious properties, the Antiquities Act, and climate change.


Access the agenda, along with speaker information here

On-site Attendance Registration

Register today!

$495 standard rate until June 9.
$250 discount rate for Preservation Leadership Forum members, Georgetown University Law Center alumni, current students, non-profit and government employees until June 9.

Rates increase after June 9. $545 for regular rate and $300 for Forum members, Georgetown Law alumni, current students, non-profit and government employees.

Virtual Attendance Registration

This year, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to livestream conference sessions. You can view one or all of the sessions in real time and access them up to three months after purchase. Join us and register today to virtually attend!

$99 standard rate per session
$69 discount rate per session for Preservation Leadership Forum members, Georgetown University Law Center alumni, current students, non-profit and government employees

The more sessions you buy, the bigger the savings! Click “Special Offer” on the virtual registration page for details.

Who Should Attend?

  • Are you a preservationist who deals with legal issues within your community on a regular basis? Do you want to hone in on your legal skills and become a better champion for preservation?
  • Are you an executive director or leader within an organization that regularly deals with legal issues in the preservation movement? Do you not have legal support or a policy expert on your staff and want the skills to be able to serve as the voice for your organization?
  • Are you a landscape or real estate attorney who has become an accidental preservationist and need to know the ins and outs of preservation law?
  • Are you a practicing attorney who wants to be familiar with issues related to historic and cultural resources?


Georgetown University Law Center is within walking distance from Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. Union Station is a Red Line Metro stop for D.C.'s Metro system, as well location for Amtrak and MARC (commuter rail servicing Maryland, Washington, DC and West Virginia). Many regional bus services also stop at Union Station.

CLE Accreditation

Accreditation has been or will be requested for the National Preservation Law Conference from most states with mandatory continuing legal education requirements for 5.0 CLE credits (based on a 60-minute hour) and 6.0 CLE credits (based on a 50-minute hour).  Georgetown Law is an accredited CLE provider in most MCLE states. Georgetown Law CLE is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. Please note that this program is eligible for only Nontransitional CLE credit in New York.

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