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S O U T H W E S T E R N U N I V E R S I T Y S C H O O L O F L AW
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Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute
Master of Laws in
Entertainment and
Media Law
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Why
Entertainment
and Media Law?
With the explosion of new technologies, mega-mergers and government regulation that has
characterized the entertainment industry in recent years, the world of the entertainment
and media attorney has never been more challenging – or more compelling. The rapidly
expanding and converging realms of film, television, news, theater, literary and music
publishing, sound recording, journalism, advertising, and the internet open endless
possibilities for highly trained lawyers on a global scale.
outhwestern University School
of Law has had a long and
intensive involvement with
the entertainment and media
industries, particularly in the
Los Angeles area. Located at the center
of “The Entertainment Capital of the
World” and the “Digital Coast,” the law
school has an outstanding entertainmentand media-oriented faculty. Southwestern
graduates occupy important positions in a
broad range of entertainment and media
companies and with law firms specializing
in the representation of entertainment
and media clients.
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In response to the growing interest in
this area around the country and internationally, Southwestern launched the
Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and
Media Law Institute in 2000 to provide a
broad-based entertainment, media and
intellectual property law curriculum for
law students, as well as information and
assistance to practitioners.
A U N I Q U E G R A D U AT E P R O G R A M
I N L AW
Drawing on the resources and activities of
the Biederman Institute, Southwestern was
the first law school to establish a post-J.D.
program of study leading to the Master of
Laws (LL.M.) degree in Entertainment and
Media Law.
This highly selective and unique program
offers a dynamic, cutting-edge curriculum
taught by nationally recognized legal
scholars and leading practitioners who are
experts in entertainment, media, sports,
intellectual property, and art law.
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A S O L I D A N D E X PA N D I N G
Comprehensive Curriculum
CURRICULUM
outhwestern offers an extremely
broad range of over 30
entertainment and media law
courses. An LL.M. student can
select a general group of these
courses, or pursue a more focused curriculum
by following either an “entertainment track”
or a “media track.”
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LL.M. students can also earn credit
through Southwestern’s summer abroad
programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Guanajuato,
Mexico; and Cambridge, England.
SUMMER PROGRAM IN CAMBRIDGE
Beginning in Summer 2004, Southwestern
will offer a five-week Summer Program in
International Entertainment and Media
Law at Fitzwilliam College of Cambridge
University. This unique program features
a variety of academic and social experiences
through: courses on international
entertainment, media, art, and sports law;
instruction provided by American and
British faculty with extensive international
experience; and guest lectures as well as
field excursions to the Royal Courts of
Justice, and local entertainment and
media facilities in and around London.
More information on the Cambridge
program is available online at
www.swlaw.edu/programs/england.htm
The Entertainment/Media/Intellectual
Property courses and seminars offered at
Southwestern include:
Advanced Courses
Entertainment Track
• Entertainment Industry Labor and
Employment Law
• Financing and Distributing Independent
Films
• International Entertainment Law
• Motion Picture Production Law
• The Music Publishing Industry
• Record Contract Negotiation and Drafting
• Sports Law
Media Track
• Advertising Law
• Computer Law
• Defamation, Privacy and Publicity
• Information Privacy Law
• Representing Internet and E-Commerce
Companies
• Representing Journalists
• Television Production Law
LL.M. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
o qualify for the LL.M.
degree in Entertainment
and Media Law, students
must have a Juris Doctor
(J.D.) or equivalent degree
and complete a minimum of 24 additional
credit hours; (courses previously taken for
credit for the J.D. degree will not be
counted toward the LL.M. degree); 18
credit hours must be in courses within the
entertainment and media law curriculum1,
and 18 credit hours must be earned at
Southwestern. Graduate students may also
undertake up to 6 credits from other
courses offered by Southwestern.
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Students may enroll under full-time or
part-time status in the LL.M. program.
Full-time students will usually complete
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Core Courses
• Copyright Law1
• Entertainment Law
• Mass Media Law
Seminars
• Advanced Copyright
• Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law
• Museum and Art Law
• California Defamation and Privacy
• First Amendment
• Software and Internet Law
• Other topics
Related Courses
• Competition and Regulation in
Telecommunications Seminar
• Election Law
• Intellectual Property Law
• Historic Preservation Law
• International Intellectual Property
• Patent Law
• Regulation and Deregulation of the
Telecommunications Industries
• Trademark Law
Note: Not all courses are offered every year.
Complete course descriptions are available online
at www.slaw.edu/programs/courses.htm
their coursework in one year, and part-time
students will usually complete the program
in two years. Regardless of status, students
must complete all coursework for the
LL.M. within four years.
Students must attain a cumulative grade
point average of 2.5 to earn the LL.M.
degree. A graduate student who earns 24
credits with a cumulative grade point
average of 2.0-2.49 will be awarded a
Certificate of Completion and may be
eligible to take certain state bar
examinations, and, if successful, be
admitted to practice.
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years prior to entering the program or during the first
semester of the program.
ADMISSION CRITERIA
nrollment in the LL.M.
program is limited to approximately 25 students each year.
Applicants must have earned a
J.D. degree from a law school
that is a member of the Association of
American Law Schools. Graduates of other
law schools approved by the American Bar
Association, and graduates of law schools
outside the United States, may be
considered for admission on the basis of
exceptional credentials.
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Admission is highly selective and is
determined by the applicant’s potential for
distinguished performance in and contribution to the program. The applicant’s
academic record, especially in law school,
is of particular importance. Additional
factors may include the applicant’s professional experience and accomplishments,
the institution awarding the baccalaureate
and law degrees, recommendations, areas of
interest, diversity, and geographic factors.
Generally, successful applicants will have
graduated within the top quarter of their
law school class and performed at an
honors level during their last two years
of undergraduate work. The objective of
the admissions policy is to fill each class
with the best students from an applicant
pool consistent with the high quality
standards of the program and the
diversity of Southwestern.
The majority of students will be admitted
in the fall semester; however, students may
begin the program in the spring semester or
the summer session, subject to the approval
of their course load and course selection.
FOREIGN APPLICANTS
Foreign applicants must hold a law degree
from a university accredited in the country
in which it is located or be admitted to
practice before the highest court in that
country. Foreign academic work must be
analyzed by a credentials evaluation
service. Because the program assumes a
Application Deadlines
Application files are reviewed as they are completed.
Applicants are therefore strongly advised to apply
as early as possible and are encouraged to submit
all application materials no later than the
following deadlines:
For entry in
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session
Date
June 30
November 15
April 15
Files completed at later dates will be considered
on an individual basis. Applicants should be
aware of earlier deadlines effecting eligibility for
certain forms of financial aid. (See application.)
Tuition and Fees
2003-2004
Application fee
Tuition per unit
Registration fee
(per semester)
Graduation fee
$50
$909
$50
$50
Note: Tuition/fees subject to change
Refund policy is available online at
www.swlaw.edu/prospective/tuition.html
professional level of English language
proficiency, applicants whose primary
language is not English must achieve a
minimum score of 600 (250 for the
computer-based test) on the Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
examination. Foreign applicants must also
provide visa information as requested on
the LL.M. application form.
submit a completed application form, the
non-refundable application fee of $50, a
personal statement, at least two letters of
recommendation, a current resume, and
official transcripts from all law schools and
other colleges and universities attended by
the applicable deadline (see sidebar, this
page). See LL.M. application form for
additional information.
TRANSFER STUDENTS
TUITION/FINANCIAL AID
Individuals who have attended an LL.M.
program at another law school that is a
member of the Association of American
Law Schools may apply for admission to
the LL.M. in Entertainment and Media
Law and, if accepted, will be awarded up to
6 credits to be transferred from their
original LL.M. program. Consideration for
admission will be based on available space,
academic performance at all previous
schools and compelling circumstances.
Tuition for the LL.M. program will be at
the rate established by Southwestern for
J.D. students for both courses taken at the
law school and through Southwestern‘s
Summer Abroad programs.
A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E S S
To apply for admission to Southwestern’s
LL.M. program, prospective students must
Students enrolled in the LL.M. program are
eligible to participate in all Southwestern
financial aid programs. Financial aid
information and application form may be
obtained online at
www.swlaw.edu/prospective/financialaid.html,
or by contacting the Financial Aid Office
at 213.738.6719, or [email protected]
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C O N S TA N T O U T R E A C H T O T H E
E N T E R TA I N M E N T I N D U S T RY
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outhwestern has strong longterm relationships with
numerous entertainment and
media companies, studios,
guilds, agencies and law firms
involved in the industry in Southern
California and beyond. Representatives of
these entities are involved in all aspects of
the law school’s entertainment and media
law programs.
I N T E R A C T I O N W I T H I N D U S T RY
LEADERS AND THE COMMUNITY
Taking full advantage of its position in the
heart of the entertainment capital, the
law school brings guest speakers and
visitors from the entertainment industry
to the campus through a variety of
programs and activities.
Under the auspices of the Biederman
Institute, Southwestern sponsors a series of
“Conversations With…” that features
prominent publishers, television and film
executives, and senior counsel for
entertainment and media enterprises, as
well as public officials involved in or with
the entertainment and media industries.
The dialogue format allows the special
guest to explore, with students and
members of the legal profession, contemporary and sometimes controversial issues
in these areas.
Recent guests for the “Conversation
With…” series have included:
Stephen F. Rohde, President, ACLU
of Southern California: “Hit Men, Natural
Panelists Mary Lawler ’92,
of Carsey-Werner-Mandabach; Todd
Rodriguez ‘99, of 20th Century Fox Television; and Gary
Silver ‘90, of CBS Entertainment discuss “Lawyers in the
Television and Cable Industries” during the Entertainment
Law Careers symposium.
Born Killers & Other Hobgoblins: First
Amendment Issues and Violence in
Entertainment”; Congressman Howard
L. Berman (CA): “2001: An IP Odyssey”;
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary,
Singer, Songwriter and Advocate: “Toxic
Laughter: How Music Can Save Our
Children”; Lloyd Braun, Co-Chairman,
ABC Entertainment Television Group:
“Tube Stakes: Challenges to the Television
Industry”; Robert J. Dowling, Publisher
and Editor-in-Chief, Hollywood Reporter:
“Trade Winds: Challenges to Entertainment
Industry Publications”; Ken Dearsley,
Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte (London):
“The Resurgence of the British Film
Industry”; Michael S. Chernuchin,
Executive Producer, NBC’s “Law & Order”:
“Lawyers as Heroes? Who’da Thought
That!”; Mollie Gregory, Author, Screenwriter, Producer: “Women Who Run the
Show: How a New Generation Stormed
Hollywood”; Robert Gersh, Co-President,
The Gersh Agency: “TV Talent Negotiations:
The Perfect Storm”; Jody Graham Dunitz,
Executive Vice President, Sony/ATV
Music Publishing: “Music Publishing Today
and Tomorrow: From Norah Jones to Cell
Phones”; Louis M. Meisinger, Senior
Advisor, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter &
Hampton and former Disney General
Counsel: “Through the Looking Glass: 30
Years in Entertainment Law”.
Many faculty present in-class guest
speakers, and Southwestern’s very active
Entertainment and Sports Law Society,
Intellectual Property Law Society and
Media Law Forum host full calendars of
special lunch time or late afternoon
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary shares his views and music
during “A Conversation With…” gathering at Southwestern.
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lectures and panel presentations in which
the views of diverse experts in these fields
are presented to students.
Southwestern hosts the Southern
California Entertainment Law Career
Day each year. During this half-day event,
hundreds of law students from throughout
California come to the campus to hear
panel discussions and meet with prominent
entertainment lawyers, in-house counsel,
agents, managers and industry executives.
The Biederman Institute regularly cosponsors symposia with the Intellectual
Property and Entertainment Law
Section of the Los Angeles County Bar
Association. Recent programs have
covered “The Big Picture: What Every
Entertainment Attorney Needs to Know
About Intellectual Property,” and
“Hollyworld: Entertainment Law and
Practice on the International Stage.” Other
conferences and seminars are hosted by
the Institute in conjunction with the Los
Angeles Copyright Society, the Media Law
Resource Center, and other associations.
A N O U T S TA N D I N G I N T E R N AT I O N A L
A D V I S O RY B O A R D
A number of alumni and other successful
leaders from the entertainment and media
industries in the United States and other
countries serve on the Biederman Institute
Advisory Board. They share their
tremendous wealth of experience and
insights, which in turn greatly enhance
Southwestern’s ability to improve and
expand its offerings.
A complete listing of current Advisory Board
members can be found online at
www.swlaw.edu/entertainment/board.html.
Alumni in
Entertainment,
Media and
Intellectual Property
Numerous Southwestern graduates have built
successful careers with top entertainment and
intellectual property law firms around the
country. They can also be found in a variety
of in-house legal and business positions.
A sampling includes:
Senior Vice President & General Counsel,
Walt Disney International • Vice President,
Legal Affairs, American Film Marketing •
Vice President–Legal Affairs, Orion Pictures
Corporation • Executive Vice President,
Business & Legal Affairs, Twentieth Century
Fox Television • Executive Vice President,
Fox Searchlight Pictures • Partner, Castle
Rock Entertainment • Supervisor–West
Coast Royalty, EMI Music Group • Senior
Vice President, ABC Daytime Television •
Senior Vice President Business
Affairs/General Counsel, MTV Networks •
Counsel, William Morris Agency • Executive
Vice President, Fox Filmed Entertainment •
Partner, Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman,
Machtinger & Kinsella • General Counsel
and Executive Vice President, Lions Gate
Films • Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock
& Lavan • General Counsel, Starlight
International • Vice President of Intellectual
Property and Patent Counsel, Minimed •
Chairperson, Ocean Cities Entertainment •
Partner, Hansen Jacobsen Teller & Hoberman
• Director, Legal and Business Affairs, Paxson
Entertainment Communications • Feature
Attorney, Universal Pictures • Vice
President, Legal Affairs, David E. Kelley
Productions • Business Affairs Attorney,
Motown Record Corporation • In-house
Counsel, MGM/UA Entertainment • Inhouse Counsel, Sony Pictures Entertainment
• Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Creek
Productions • Director–Business and Legal
Affairs, E! Networks • Vice President–Legal,
Famous Music Publishing • In-house
Counsel, Motorola, Inc. • General Counsel
and Chief Operating Officer, Greystone
Communications, Inc. • In-house Counsel,
Live Entertainment • Director–Business
Affairs, Body Glove • Senior Entertainment
Correspondent, CNN • In-house Counsel,
Rhino Records • In-house Counsel, HewlettPackard Corporation • Executive Vice
President, Quorum Broadcasting • In-house
Counsel, Fox Sports International • In-house
Counsel, Fox Family Worldwide • In-house
Counsel, Vivendi Universal Music Publishing
• Senior Vice President, Business Affairs,
Viacom Productions • Vice President–
Business Affairs, CBS Entertainment • Senior
Vice President, ABC Television • In-house
Counsel, DreamWorks SKG • Vice President–Business Affairs, Columbia Tri-Star
Television Distribution • In-house Counsel,
Landmark Entertainment Group • In-house
Counsel, MCA, Inc. • General Counsel,
David Rose Publishing Company • General
Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs,
NeoPets.com • Senior Counsel, Oakland
Raiders • Partner, Tri-Tone Music •
Executive Vice President, Administration
& Operations, NBC Enterprises • General
Counsel/Partner, Beverly Hills Sports Counsel
• Patents Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
• Vice President/Deputy General Counsel,
Turner Broadcasting, Inc. • Technology
Counsel, Amgen Inc. • Executive Vice
President-Business Affairs, emusic.com •
Vice President-Business Affairs, Miramax
Television • Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky
& Walker • Vice President Intellectual
Property and Legal Affairs, Raven
Biotechnologies, Inc. • Executive Vice
President, Fox Filmed Entertainment • Head
of Consumer Products, Amblin/DreamWorks
• Senior Vice President Business & Legal
Affairs, Paramount Pictures Corporation,
Music Division • Patent Counsel, Genencor
International, Inc. • In-house Counsel, Sony
Pictures Entertainment • Vice President
Legal Affairs, Fox Broadcasting Co. •
Director of Legal Affairs, Carsey-WernerMandabach • Vice President Legal Affairs,
Dick Clark Productions, Inc. • Partner,
Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp • Senior
Litigation Counsel, Screen Actors Guild •
Manager-Business Development, Broadband
Sports • Director, Business Affairs, Universal
Television • Vice President-Business and
Legal Affairs, USA Cable Entertainment
• Director of Entertainment Programming,
American Federation of Television and
Radio Artists
Among the many Southwestern alumni holding major
leadership positions in the entertainment industry are Howard
Kurtzman (above) ’79, Executive Vice President, Business
and Legal Affairs for Twentieth Century Fox Television, and
Brett Chapman (below) ‘87, Senior Vice President and
Deputy General Counsel, The Walt Disney Company.
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A FA C U LT Y W I T H E X P E R I E N C E
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outhwestern’s outstanding
entertainment, media,
intellectual property and
sports law faculty collectively
possess hundreds of years of
experience and have produced many of the
most respected publications in these areas.
• Professor David C.
Kohler, Director of the
Biederman Institute, is a
veteran of more than 20
years in the field of media
law and has worked with a variety of
broadcast, cable and print media companies.
Prior to joining Southwestern in 2003, he
was Senior Vice President and General
Counsel at Cable News Network (CNN)
where he oversaw matters concerning First
Amendment, copyright, syndication, labor,
ethics and new media services. • Professor
Robert C. Lind has served
as a consultant to many
motion picture studios,
music publishers, arts
organizations and the
news media. He is co-author of the leading
treatises on entertainment law, and newsgathering and the law. He has also produced
many other widely utilized casebooks and
study guides on copyright, trademark
and museum law and has been a featured
panelist on these subjects at entertainment
law conferences around the country.
• Professor Michael M.
Epstein has taught and
published numerous
articles on media law
and theory, and regulation
of converging industries. He spent several
years in private practice with the law firms
of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer &
Wood and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan,
as well as the Media Access Project in
Washington, DC.
• Professor Lawrence
A. Sullivan has served
as a consultant and
expert witness for major
conglomerates (e.g.,
AT&T) and governmental agencies (e.g.,
Department of Justice) on telecommunication regulatory matters. He was Earl
Warren Professor of Public Law at the
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University of California at Berkeley School
of Law where he had been a member of
the faculty for 25 years, and is co-author of
the preeminent treatise that is the standard
for antitrust practitioners. • Professor
Michael D. Scott is
considered a pioneer
in the field of high
technology law and
public policy. He is the
author of a dozen books on intellectual
property, computer, multimedia, internet
and telecommunications law, and has
published and presented hundreds of papers
on related topics at symposia around the
world. Formerly a partner with the law firm
of Perkins Coie, he has over 28 years of
experience representing high-technology
clients. • Professor Silvia
F. Faerman was one of the
few women law partners
in Argentina where she
headed the legal department of Kearney & MacCulloch. She has
extensive intellectual property litigation
experience and has been a featured speaker
at conferences in the United States,
Argentina and Europe on enforcement of
intellectual property rights, trademark
protection, pharmaceutical patents, and the
new Argentine patent bill.• Professor
Christopher D. Ruiz
Cameron specializes in the
study of the law governing
the workplace, including
the sports industry. A
former law firm partner who represented
labor organizations, he has explored and
written about such issues as the labor
antitrust exemption in professional team
sports. He serves as associate dean and
director of externships at Southwestern
and is chair-elect of the Association of
American Law Schools Section on Labor
and Employment Law. • Professor Lionel
S. Sobel, Director of
Southwestern’s Cambridge
Summer Program in
Entertainment and Media
Law, is editor of The
Entertainment Law Reporter and author of
some of the leading texts on international
entertainment law, sports law, and the law
and business of the entertainment
industries. A former member of the Loyola
Law School faculty, he is a Distinguished
Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Law and
Technology of the University of California
at Berkeley School of Law.
More information on faculty is available online
at www.swlaw.edu/faculty
Recent Publications
of Institute Faculty
C. Cameron: Labor-Management Relations:Strikes,
Lockouts and Boycotts (with Ray and Corbett,
West Supp., 2002)
M. Epstein: “Examining Ethics: Regulating
the Internet” and “‘Pretty Woman,’ Rap, and
Copyright Law,” in Media and Culture: An
Introduction to Mass Communication (St. Martin’s
Press, 2nd ed., 2002); “Judging Judy, Mablean,
and Mills: How Courtroom Programs Use Law
to Parade Private Lives to Mass Audiences,” 8
UCLA Entertainment Law Review 129 (2001);
“Victorian Divorce Anxiety and the LawyerStatesman in Fin-de-Siecle Advertising,
Literature, and Debate,” 14 Cardozo Studies in
Law and Literature 207 (2002)
S. Faerman: “Argentina Chapter” in INTA
Country Guides (International Trademark
Association, 1996 and 2002)
R. Lind: Entertainment Law (3rd ed., with
Burnett, Palmer, Selz and Simensky; Matthew
Bender/Lexis Publishing, 2003); Art and Museum
Law: Cases and Materials (with Jarvis and Phelan;
Carolina Academic Press, 2002); Copyright Law:
Student Study Guide and Trademark Law: Student
Study Guide (Carolina Academic Press, 2002);
Entertainment Law: Legal Concepts and Business
Practices (2nd ed., 5 vols., with Acton, Selz and
Simensky; West Group, 1998+); Newsgathering
and the Law (2d ed. and suspplements, with
Dienes and Levine; Matthew Bender, 1999+)
M. Scott: Telecommunications Law Desk Reference
(Aspen, 2003); Intellectual Property and Licensing
Desk Reference (Aspen, 2001-2002); Internet and
High-Technology Law Desk Reference (Aspen,
1999-2002); Scott on Multimedia Law (2nd ed.,
Aspen, 1996-2002); Scott on Computer Law (2nd
ed., Aspen, 1992-2002); “Tales of an ECommerce Lawyer: When Every Decision You
Make is a ‘You Bet Your Company’ Decision,”
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Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
179 (Winter, 2000)
L. Sobel: International Entertainment Law (with
Biederman; Praeger, 2003)
L. Sullivan: The Law of Antitrust: An Integrated
Handbook (with Grimes, West Group, 2000)
Faculty Experts
Southwestern has more full-time entertainment
Michael M. Epstein
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., English and History, Columbia
College; J.D., Columbia University; M.A.,
Ph.D., Program in American Culture,
University of Michigan; Member,
Michigan, New Jersey and New York State
Bars
Entertainment Law, International
Entertainment Law, Mass Media Law,
Representing Journalists
and media law faculty than any other law
school, as well as a distinguished roster of
industry lawyers who teach specialized
courses in these areas as members of the
adjunct faculty.
F U L L - T I M E FA C U LT Y
David C. Kohler
Professor of Law and Director of the Donald
E. Biederman National Entertainment and
Media Law Institute
B.A., magna cum laude, Anthropology,
and J.D., Duke University; Member,
Georgia and Virginia State and District
of Columbia Bars
First Amendment Seminar, Representing
Journalists
Christopher D. Ruiz Cameron
Associate Dean and Professor of Law, and
Director of Externship Program
B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science
and Communications Studies Law,
University of California, Los Angeles; J.D.,
Harvard University; Phi Beta Kappa;
Member, California State Bar
Sports Law
Silvia F. Faerman
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Abogada (law degree), University of
Buenos Aires; Member, Argentine Bar
International and Comparative Intellectual
Property Law
Robert C. Lind, Jr.
Professor of Law
B.E.S., summa cum laude, Legal and
Intellectual History, University of
Minnesota; J.D., and LL.M., with highest
honors, George Washington University;
Phi Beta Kappa; Member, California
State and District of Columbia Bars
Advanced Copyright Law Seminar,
Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, Mass
Media Law, Museum and Art Law Seminar,
Trademark Law
Michael D. Scott
Professor of Law
B.A., Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology; J.D., University of
California, Los Angeles; Member,
California State Bar
Computer Law; Information Privacy Law,
Intellectual Property, Representing Internet
and E-Commerce Companies
“The media has an enormous amount of power
related to technology, economics and content—a
fascinating interrelationship that I enjoy exploring
with my students.”
Lionel S. Sobel
Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the
International Entertainment and Media Law
Summer Program in Cambridge
B.A., Economics, University of California,
Berkeley; J.D., University of California,
Los Angeles; Member, California State Bar
International Entertainment Law
Lawrence A. Sullivan
Professor of Law
B.A., with honors, Economics, University
of California, Los Angeles; J.D., magna
cum laude, Harvard University; Member,
Massachusetts State Bar
Antitrust Law, Antitrust and Intellectual
Property Seminar, Intellectual Property Law,
Regulation and Deregulation in
Telecommunications Industries, Software and
Internet Law Seminar
A D J U N C T FA C U LT Y
Michael R. Blaha
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Attorney at Law
B.A., University of Miami; J.D., Duke
University; Member, California State Bar
Financing and Distributing Independent Films
Gary L. Bostwick
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
B.S., Northwestern University; J.D.,
University of California, Berkeley;
Member, California State Bar
Defamation, Privacy and Publicity
Arthur Chinski
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner and Chair of Labor and
Employment Practice, Buchalter,
Nemer, Fields & Younger
B.A., University of California,
Los Angeles; J.D., University of California,
Davis; Member, California State Bar
Entertainment Industry Labor and
Employment Law
—Professor Michael Epstein
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Jeffrey M. Lenkov
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod,
Ramirez
B.A., McGill University; J.D., Northern
Illinois University; Member, California
State Bar
Sports Law
Glenn B. Davis
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Myman, Abell, Fineman,
Greenspan & Light
B.S., University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana; J.D., University of California,
Los Angeles; Member, California State Bar
Record Contract Negotiation and Drafting
Deborah T. Drooz
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock
& Lavan
B.A., University of California,
Los Angeles; J.D., Southwestern University
School of Law; Member, California
State Bar
Defamation, Privacy
and Publicity
Gary Gradinger
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Head of Business Affairs, United Talent
Agency
B.A., University of California, Berkeley;
J.D., University of Southern California:
Member, California State Bar
Television Production Law
Rex R. Heinke
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
B.A., University of Witwatersrand
(Johannesburg, South Africa); J.D.,
Columbia University; Member, California
State Bar
Representing Journalists
D. John Hendrickson
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Zavis
& Rosenman
B.A., Stanford University; J.D.,
Pepperdine University; Member, California
and Tennessee State Bars
Advertising Law
Beth B. Kennedy
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
CEO, Kaizen Heron Group
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;
M.A., University of California, Los
Angeles; J.D., Southwestern University
School of Law; Member, California
State Bar
Current Issues of Convergence in
Entertainment and Media Law Seminar
“Because the media plays an essential role in our
democracy, the legal situations one confronts in this
field are both intellectually stimulating and
societally important.”
—Professor David C. Kohler
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Wayne Levin
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Executive Vice President and General
Counsel, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles;
J.D., Southwestern University School of
Law; Member, California State Bar
Motion Picture Production Law
Jeffrey T. Light
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Myman, Abell, Fineman,
Greenspan & Light
A.B., J.D., Columbia University; Member,
California State Bar
Record Contract Negotiation and Drafting
Jeffrey N. Mausner
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Berman, Mausner, & Resser
B.A., Brown University; J.D., Cornell
University; Member, California, Colorado,
and New York State and District of
Columbia Bars
Computer Law, Intellectual Property Law
“The move from an industrial society to an
information society is having a tremendous impact
on copyright law. It is interesting to teach a
subject when its fundamental underpinnings
are being questioned.”
—Professor Robert C. Lind
Legendary songwriters/composers Brian and Eddie Holland
discuss the evolution of the Motown sound with Professor
Perlstein’s Music Publishing Industry class.
Dennis Morris
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Senior Associate, Haight, Brown
& Bonesteel
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles;
J.D., Pepperdine University; Member,
California State and U.S. Patent Bars
Patent Application Drafting, Patent Law
Roni Mueller
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Executive, Special Projects and
Business Planning, CBS Entertainment
B.A., University of California,
Los Angeles; J.D., Loyola Law School;
Member, California State Bar
Television Production Law
Marjorie Neufeld
Adjunct Associate Profesor of Law
Senior Vice President and General
Counsel, Warner Bros. Television
B.A., Colorado State University; J.D.,
Tulane University; Member, California
and Louisiana State Bars
Defamation, Privacy and Publicity
Michael J. Perlstein
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Fischbach, Perlstein &
Lieberman
B.A., University of Michigan;
LL.B., University of California,
Berkeley; Member, California,
Illinois and New York State Bars
The Music Publishing Industry
Edward P. Pierson
Adjunct Professor of Law
Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs,
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
B.A., J.D., University of Denver; Member,
Colorado State Bar
Entertainment Law
Jerrold B. Reilly
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Jones Day
B.S., Boston College; J.D., Syracuse
University; LL.M., New York University;
Member, California and New York State
and U.S. Patent Bars
Patent Law
Mark Rosenthal
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
B.A., Wesleyan University; J.D., University
of Michigan; Member, California and New
Jersey State Bars
Sports Law
Amanda M. Seward
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Co-Founder, Art Vista Productions
B.A., Spelman College; J.D., Georgetown
University; Member, Georgia State Bar
Entertainment Law
Richard Zaitlen
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop
B.S.Ch.E., Purdue University;
J.D., George Washington
University; Member, California
State and District of
Columbia Bars
Trademark Law
Virgil Roberts
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Partner, Bobbitt & Roberts
B.A., University of
California,
Los Angeles; J.D.,
Harvard University;
Member, California
State Bar
Entertainment Law
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S E R V I C E S A N D FA C I L I T I E S
L I B R A RY C O L L E C T I O N
L.M. students will find that
their research needs can be
readily met by the vast array
of resources available in the
law library. The collection
exceeds 450,000 volumes and is growing
at an impressive average of 14,000 volumes
per year. The library subscribes to over
4,600 print serial titles and an increasing
number of Internet-based electronic
research databases.
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Although the LL.M. program is new to
Southwestern, entertainment, media and
related areas of law have been a focus of
collection development for a number of
years. The collection includes treatises,
practitioner manuals, conference materials
and newsletters relating to both the legal
and business aspects of the media and
entertainment industries. Allied areas of
coverage include copyright and patents,
intellectual property, media and communication regulation, and the law of sports,
advertising, art, and music publishing.
Subscriptions to over 35 scholarly law
reviews and journals in the area are
complimented by the major weekly and
daily industry trade papers.
In addition to specific entertainment and
media law titles, the library’s substantial
holdings in first amendment and constitutional law, contracts, labor law, taxation
and international law are relevant to the
LL.M. program. LL.M. students will have
unlimited access to LexisNexis and
Westlaw for educational purposes from
home or campus for additional resources
and convenience.
CAREER PLANNING
Southwestern’s Career Services Office
provides career planning and job
counseling services for students and
alumni. LL.M. students can rely on
Southwestern’s extensive network of
entertainment industry alumni as a
resource in career planning, and the Career
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Services Office can assist in putting students
in touch with the appropriate alumni for
networking and informational interviews.
Comprehensive job listings are maintained
on-line through LawMatch and eAttorney,
and extensive information about legal
careers and employers is available in the
Career Services Resources Library.
Individualized counseling and small group
sessions are offered on resume writing,
interview techniques, and job search strategies.
Southwestern’s annual Entertainment Law
Career Day provides students with the
opportunity to listen to and network with
prominent practitioners, many of whom are
Southwestern alumni, discussing film
financing, licensing, distribution and
merchandising; the television and cable
industries; multimedia and on-line services;
the music industry; the world of an agent
or manager; and an insider’s view of an
entertainment law firm.
H O U S I N G A N D T R A N S P O RTAT I O N
Southwestern is centrally located in the
Wilshire Center district of Los Angeles,
about two miles west of downtown, and
within 30 minutes of the Pacific Ocean.
The campus fronts on Wilshire Boulevard,
the city’s main thoroughfare.
The only Los Angeles area law school on a
subway route, Southwestern is within a
block of the Wilshire/Vermont MetroRail
station, providing convenient access to
studios, businesses, courts, government
offices and residential neighborhoods in
the downtown district, Hollywood, and the
San Fernando Valley. The campus is also
easily accessible via a network of freeways
and an expanded system of Rapid buses.
Southwestern students choose to live in a
variety of neighborhoods: urban settings
close to campus or the more suburban valley
and beach communities that are within a
half-hour commute from the law school.
Southwestern does not offer student housing
on campus; however, the Admissions Office
provides students with a variety of sources
to help them find appropriate accommodations in the Los Angeles area. All
admitted students have access to the law
school’s roommate and rideshare locator
service, and Admissions maintains a list of
available rental units in the local vicinity.
The law school’s website has general
information on Los Angeles, suggestions
for a variety of convenient residential
areas, and personal accounts from students
who moved to Southern California for the
first time and how they secured housing.
Award Winning Library and Campus Facilities
Encompassing nearly two city blocks, the Southwestern campus includes the extraordinary Bullocks Wilshire
building, a world-renowned historic Art Deco landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. An Official Project of “Save America’s Treasures,” the famous landmark has garnered the law school
ten awards for excellence in restoration and adaptive reuse, and has served as the set for numerous movies,
television shows and commercials.
The jewel of the campus is the 83,000-sq. ft. Law Library, the second largest academic law library
facility in California that resides in a third of the Bullocks Wilshire building. Across from the Library
is the new Julian Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy Center. The law school’s facilities also feature new
tiered classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia technology, modern seminar and moot
court rooms, spacious dining facilities and student lounges in restored historic areas, patios with
panoramic city views, and a tranquil student commons plaza. A new 10,000 sq. ft Fitness Center in
the lower level of the Bullocks Wilshire building is open to students over 16 hours a day.
T H E E N T E R TA I N M E N T C A P I TA L O F
THE WORLD
FILM AND TELEVISION
os Angeles is the perfect
laboratory in which to study
and participate in entertainment
and media law. Truly “The
Entertainment Capital of the
World,” the greater LA area is home to the
largest concentration of sound stages in the
nation – more than 375 facilities with over
4.4 million square feet of space. On any
given day, there are also well over 125
television and film productions shooting on
location*, representing over 45,000
“production days” annually in the county.
This is because Disney, Paramount, Sony,
Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, and
Warner Brothers all have studios
headquartered in Los Angeles as do
hundreds of other film companies including
DreamWorks SKG, Lions Gate, and
MGM/UA. In addition, the ABC, CBS,
NBC, WB, UPN, Fox and Univision
television networks have their
entertainment divisions based in this
region. As a whole, the motion
picture/television production industry in
Los Angeles employs over 250,000 people
and generates receipts of over $30 billion
annually – about ten times that of New
York City.
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Destination: Los Angeles
Los Angeles is home to an active and diverse population, a flourishing economy and some of the most
beautiful landscape on earth. In L.A., there is something for everyone:
Weather
An average of 329 days of sun a year
Region
467 square miles • 160 miles of coastline •
31 miles of public beaches in L.A. County •
Altitudes ranging from 9 feet below sea level
to 10,080 above
Business
Number one ranked customs district • 15th
largest economy on earth • World’s fourth
busiest port • World's fifth busiest airport •
45,000 public sector jobs
Education
Home to 176+ colleges and universities • More
university graduates than any other U.S. city
as “the heartland of America’s new
economy.” As the “Digital Coast,” it is
the center of traditional and emerging
media and high technology and fills more
multimedia jobs (130,000+) than Silicon
Valley and New York City combined. In
addition, the expanding biotech industry in
Southern California includes well over 800
companies with 95,000 employees.
GU ILDS AND UNIONS
Virtually every guild and union associated
with the entertainment industry has its
main or west coast headquarters in the
LA area. Many of the entertainment
industry’s most prestigious annual awards
shows are therefore held in Los Angeles,
including the Academy Awards; Emmy
Awards; Grammy Awards; American
Music Awards; the Writers, Directors and
Producers Guilds’ Awards; and more than
a dozen others.
TECHNOLOGY
A leader in the design and production of
technology, Los Angeles has been characterized by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Recreation and Cultural Diversions
20-mile bike path stretching from Torrance to
Will Rogers State Beach • 344+ miles of
hiking and riding trails • Largest manmade
recreational harbor (Marina del Rey) • More
than 1,100 annual theatrical productions and
21 openings every week • More than 20,000
restaurants offering cuisines ranging from
Argentine to Vietnamese • Largest city-run
park in the country, 4000 acres • 6 professional
sports teams: Clippers, Dodgers, Galaxy, Kings,
Lakers, and Sparks • 4 major amusement parks
within an hour’s drive: Disneyland, Universal
Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, and Six Flags
Magic Mountain
T H E A RT S
Los Angeles has a significant base in the
fine and performing arts, with more worldrenowned art and cultural centers than
any other city in the world, including over
80 live theaters and hundreds of museums.
There are more than a thousand arts
organizations and tens of thousands of
working artists in the county creating one
of the largest concentrations of arts activity
in the United States. Los Angeles is also a
center for the design of apparel and home
furnishings, and almost every major
automaker has a transportation design
studio in the area. Four of the five largest
music publishing companies in the world
have established their corporate
headquarters in LA as well.
Opportunities abound in Los Angeles
for law students to gain exposure to and
experience in entertainment, sports, high
technology, media and arts companies,
agencies and organizations, as well as
several hundred private law firms who
have significant practices in these areas.
* including the Southwestern campus, where
such productions as “Judging Amy” (CBS), a
CoverGirl commercial, and scenes for several
feature films were recently shot.
Lakers photo
courtesy of
NBA Photos,
A. Bernstein
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M A S T E R O F L AW S I N
E N T E R TA I N M E N T A N D M E D I A L AW
The Donald E. Biederman National Entertainment and Media Law
For LL.M. Admissions information:
Ms. Anne Wilson,
Director of Admissions
Southwestern University School of Law
675 South Westmoreland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005-3992
Tel: 213.738.6717
Fax: 213.383.1688
Email: [email protected]
Apply on line: www.swlaw.edu/
applyonline.html
Institute at Southwestern Law School takes advantage of its location
For information about the LL.M. curriculum:
Professor David Kohler, Director
Donald E. Biederman National
Entertainment and Media Law Institute
Tel: 213.738.6842
Fax: 213.738.6614
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.swlaw.edu/entertainment
For information about the Summer
Entertainment Law Program in
Cambridge, contact:
Ms. Tamara Moore,
Administrative Assistant
Donald E. Biederman National
Entertainment and Media Law Institute
Tel: 213.738.6602
Fax: 213.738.6614
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.swlaw.edu/programs/england.htm
in the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” convenient to a variety
of major film, television and music companies and guilds.
Academy of
Television Arts
& Sciences
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American Federation
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& Radio Artists
KCOP,
KTTV
& UPN
Lions Gate
Entertainment
CBS Paramount
Studios
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Screen Actors Guild
Academy of
Motion Picture
Universal Arts & Sciences
Music Group
Fox
National Academy
of Recording Arts
& Sciences
Disney
Universal
Studios
Capitol Records
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Warner Bros.
ABC Radio
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Sony
HBO, MGM/UA, MTV, Revolution Studios
BMG, Castle Rock Entertainment, FX Network,New
Line Cinema, RCA Records, Warner-Chappell Music
Billboard, CBS, E!, HGTV, The Hollywood Reporter,
Miramax Films, Variety, Virgin Records, Writers
Guild of America
Univision
CNN, Directors Guild of America, Hollywood Center
Studios, The Jim Henson Company, KABC, KCAL,
KCBS, KCET, KNX, KTLA, Sunset Gower Studios
ABC, DreamWorks SKG, NBC
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outhwestern University School of Law is
approved by the American Bar Association1
and is a member of the Association of
American Law Schools.
Since 1911, Southwestern University School of Law
has served the public as a nonprofit, nonsectarian
educational institution. Southwestern does not
discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion,
national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability,
marital status, or prior military service in connection
with admission to the school, or in the administration
of any of its educational, employment, financial aid,
scholarship, or student activity programs.
Nondiscrimination has been the policy of Southwestern
since its founding.
ARTIST’S RIGHTS
The law school also requires employers using its
placement services and facilities to abide by these
standards and to ensure that no such discrimination
occurs in hiring, promotion, or compensation for
work assignments.
It is the policy and practice of Southwestern
University School of Law to comply with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local
requirements regarding students and applicants with
disabilities. No qualified individual with a disability
shall be denied access to or participation in services,
programs and activities of Southwestern University
School of Law. Copies of the complete policy regarding
students and applicants with disabilities may be
obtained from the Office of the Dean of Students.
Southwestern University School of Law is a qualified
exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the law school are
deductible from state and federal taxes.
This brochure and the Southwestern Student
Handbook have been designed to answer frequently
asked questions concerning the admission process; the
academic, financial aid, and placement programs; and
the general policies and regulations of Southwestern
University School of Law. These publications have
been prepared with the best data available as of July,
2003 regarding these matters as well as course offerings,
tuition, fees, faculty, and administration.
Information about grading, scholastic requirements,
incompletes, attendance requirements, the honor code,
and all rules, regulations, and procedures of the law
school is published in the annual Student Handbook.
Students should make sure they receive a copy of the
Handbook when they commence their studies at
Southwestern and familiarize themselves with
its contents.
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FAIR USE PROTECTION
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Handbook,
the administration, faculty, or Board of Trustees of the
law school expressly reserves the right, whenever it
deems advisable, to (1) modify the schedule of fees and
tuition charges and to make such changes applicable to
all students; (2) change instructors or cancel, withdraw,
reschedule or modify any course or program of study, or
any requirement in connection therewith; and (3)
change any regulation affecting the student body.
Copyright © 2003 Southwestern University School of Law
675 South Westmoreland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90005-3992
213-738-6700 www.swlaw.edu
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Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the
Bar of the American Bar Association,
750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611
312-988-5000
2004 Summer Program in Cambridge pending ABA approval in
November 2003.
TRADEMARKS
MASTER OF LAWS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA LAW
Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute
Southwestern University School of Law
675 South Westmoreland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90005-3992
Non Profit
Organization
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Lomita, CA
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www.swlaw.edu/entertainment
The
city, the law school and the LL.M. program
for gradute students who are seriously interested in
entertainment and media law.
The Donald E. Biederman National Entertainment and Media
Law Institute at Southwestern University School of Law in
Los Angeles presents the only LL.M. degree in Entertainment and
Media Law, featuring:
• A renowned faculty of experts with a wealth of knowledge in
entertainment, media, intellectual property and sports law
• Over 30 entertainment related courses and seminars
• A 5-week summer program in Cambridge, England, focused on
international entertainment, media, art and sports law
• A large contingent of successful alumni in the entertainment
and media law fields
• Speaker presentations by leading entertainment lawyers
and executives
• Symposia co-sponsored with major professional organizations
• Many other avenues for networking with entertainment and media
attorneys and business leaders
• A location in the midst of hundreds of film and television studios,
music publishers, recording companies, advertising agencies and
entertainment guilds
Los Angeles is the place for entertainment.
Southwestern is the place for entertainment law.
ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID
CURRICULUM
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Southwestern offers the most comprehensive entertainment/
media/intellectual property curriculum anywhere, featuring
over 40 specialized courses. A complete/updated list of
these courses can be found online at: www.swlaw.edu/
academics/biederman/course_listings.
Because the program assumes a professional level of
English language proficiency, applicants whose primary
language is not English must achieve a minimum score of
100 on the Next Generation TOEFL (250 for the
computer-based test, 600 for the paper-based test).
Application Process
The Application Fee has been increased to $60; a
check or money order made payable to Southwestern Law
School must be submitted with the admissions application
form or with the acknowledgement statement if applying
online.
Class rank must be included with, or in addition to, the
official transcripts submitted. Foreign degree transcripts do
not require class rank.
Tuition/Financial Aid
Tuition for the LL.M. program will be at the rate established
by Southwestern for the J.D. students for both courses taken
at the law school and through Southwestern’s Summer
Abroad programs. Current tuition is $1,169 per unit.
Students enrolled in the LL.M. program are eligible for
federal financial aid programs and private student
loans. Financial Aid information and the application form
are available online at ww.swlaw.edu/studentservices/finaid
or by contacting the Financial Aid Office (213.738.6719 or
[email protected]).
Please note: Not all courses are offered every year.
Complete course listings and descriptions are available
online at www.swlaw.edu/academics/course_listings.
SUMMER PROGRAM IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Southwestern’s International Entertainment and Media Law
Summer Program at the University of London features a
variety of academic and social experiences through:
international entertainment and media law-related courses;
instruction provided by American and British faculty with
extensive international experience; guest lectures by leading
members of the British entertainment and media law bar;
and field excursions to the Royal Counts of Justice, and
local entertainment and media facilities in and around
London. More information is available online at
www.swlaw.edu/academics/international/summer.
FACULTY
A complete/updated list of faculty can be found online at
www.swlaw.edu/faculty.
LL.M. Degree Requirements
Students must attain a cumulative grade point average of
2.33 to earn the LL.M. degree. A graduate student who
earns 24 credits with a cumulative grade point average of
2.0-2.329 will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and
may be eligible to take certain state bar examinations, and,
if successful, be admitted to practice.
For LL.M. Admissions Information, contact:
Tamara Moore, Assistant Director
Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute
Tel: 213.738.6602 / Fax: 213.738.6614
Email: [email protected]
More detailed information is available online at www.swlaw.edu/academics/biederman.