(LAWF-4013) - 2 UNITS

This course is a requirement for the Entertainment & Media Law Concentration

The Entertainment Law Practicum (ELP) introduces students to the practical aspects of working as a lawyer in the entertainment industry. The course provides students with an insider's view of the various practice areas of entertainment law. The course will touch on legal principles and may include reading recent cases; however, substantive legal issues and case law are covered in a separate Entertainment Law course. The course includes group discussions about each student's internship experience, guest speakers, and various practical exercises/assignments.

Students should not enroll in ELP unless they meet the following requirements:

1. The student will be working as an intern (for academic credit or pay) while taking the course or the student worked as an intern within the last two semesters.
2. The internship is /was for:
(i) the business affairs and/or the legal department of an entertainment / media company; or
(ii) a law firm that handles entertainment related cases (transactional or litigation).
3. The services rendered by the student are/were predominantly legal in nature and supervised by a lawyer; and
4. Students on academic probation are not eligible to enroll.

Students are responsible for obtaining their own internships. If the internship is for academic credit (i.e., a "private field placement") students must obtain approval by the Director of Field Placements before accepting the position. For information on private placements (including application deadlines for fall and spring) go to:https://www.lls.edu/academics/experientiallearning/fieldplacementspractica/fieldplacements/privatefieldplacements/