Entertainment & New Media Law
Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Entertainment Law by The Hollywood Reporter, the leading magazine on entertainment business. The LLM Specialization in Entertainment & New Media Law takes advantage of Loyola’s prime location in downtown LA (a media and fashion capital) and offers students a broad spectrum of courses, taught by leading faculty and practitioners in this field.
In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. Power agents and team executives regularly lecture. Finally, students can navigate the evolving electronic frontier with professors who teach classes like Digital Media & the Law, and Technology & Privacy.
The Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network is one of the largest alumni networks in the world specifically focused on entertainment, media, and intellectual property. Externship opportunities held by Loyola students in just the past year read like a "Who's Who" of the entertainment business, and include companies such as NBC/Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, MTV Live Nation, Warner Brothers Television, HBO, Activision, and many more.
The LLM degree requires 24 total units of credit. The Entertainment & New Media Law Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 18 units of coursework. This includes 9 units of required courses and 9 units of electives.
Sample Course Schedule
- Art and the Law Seminar (2 units)
- Business Associations (4 units)
- Business and Legal Affairs for Scripted TV Programming and Distribution (2 units)
- Business Immigration Law (4 units)
- First Amendment Survey (3 units)
- International Intellectual Property (3 units)
- Intellectual Property Seminar - Advanced Topics (2 units)
- International Sports Law (3 units)
- Law and Practice with the Hollywood Guilds (3 units)
- Legal Issues in Sports Marketing (2 units)
- Litigating a Copyright Case Seminar (2 units)
- Motion Picture Contract Drafting (2 units)
- Music Law (2 units)
- Sports Law I: Survey of Legal Issues (2 units)
- Sports Law II: Practical Application of Sports Law in Business (2 units)
- Tax Strategies for the Digital Age (2 units)
- Trial Advocacy (3 units) (Evidence is a prerequisite for Trial Advocacy - 4 unit course.)
- Trade Secret Law (2 units)
- Torts II (3 units)