For Those Seeking Plum Hollywood Law Jobs, Entertainment Law Fellowship Director Has the Ticket
Live Nation. Variety. CAA. Roc Nation music. The inaugural first-year students in the new Entertainment Law Fellowship (ELF) program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles have myriad backgrounds in the entertainment industry. But they all have one common denominator: alumna Grace Parrish ’06, Loyola’s Program Director of Private Field Placements, who guides them in her role overseeing the program.
Parrish knows a thing or two about securing coveted jobs. Also an adjunct professor of law, she was a top lawyer in a premier Los Angeles civil litigation firm before transitioning to Loyola. As a former president of Loyola’s Alumni Association Board of Governors, Parrish knows the importance of building your network. Now, she is putting her Rolodex of connections and diverse legal experience to work for Loyola students in ELF, a competitively selected program that embeds students in top Hollywood legal positions.
In addition to Loyola's wealth of entertainment law offerings, ELF provides students with insider access and insights into entertainment law. Uniquely qualified first-year students have the opportunity to compete for legal placements at studios, recording companies and top law firms during the summer after their first year of law school.
“Our Entertainment Law Fellows have the best of all worlds: practical experience, a well-resourced network of connections, financial support and personalized mentoring,” says Parrish. “Our students will graduate uniquely positioned to hit the ground running in entertainment or transactional practices.”
To prepare them for this rare experience, ELF offers yearlong engagement with coursework, faculty mentorship, industry mentorship and training to prepare students to meet the needs of their summer positions. Parrish and other faculty mentors meet regularly with Fellows to ensure they are thriving academically and prepared for opportunities to excel in the workplace. In addition,
“The Entertainment Law Fellowship program is designed to help students committed to a career in entertainment law succeed once they leave Loyola,” says Parrish. “The interaction the students have with our industry partners and the entertainment professionals is unparalleled. The fellows are really being given a head start in their career.”