ENTERTAINMENT LAW PRACTICUM I
(LAWF-4013) - 1 UNIT
This course is an introduction to the practical aspects of entertainment law practice. ELP I focuses on entertainment law issues relevant to the representation of individual talent. The course has three components: (1) an externship of at least 52 hours of unpaid work in an entertainment industry law department, firm or talent guild; (2) seven on-campus classroom meetings (scheduled approximately bi-weekly), attendance at which is MANDATORY; and (3) a 5-page page paper.
Students will be responsible for obtaining their own field placements. Information concerning potential placements are available on the ELP website, but the Law School cannot assure students that a placement will be found by every student who seeks one. The search for a field placement should commence sufficiently in advance of the semester during which the student will take the ELP course so that the field placement will be in place no later than the end of the add/drop period for that semester. Students must be supervised during the field placement by a faculty member for it to comply with this course requirement. Please contact the ELP professor about confirming the supervision prior to beginning the field placement.
If a student is working a paid entertainment internship, the student may enroll in the Practicum course for one unit for satisfying the other course requirements; credit for paid field work is not permitted.
The course will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students on academic probation are not eligible to enroll.