Areas of Focus

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property law ensures that authors and inventors have the resources they need to dream big. Come learn how to harness those rules for clients you can be proud of.

Located in a Hollywood town and a technology state, UCLA is uniquely positioned to teach IP for the real world. Our core curriculum is carried by a world-renowned tenured faculty, but the student experience is then punctuated with offerings that only UCLA can offer. Take a course in television law taught by the people who call the shots at firms like Warner and Netflix. Study music law with the lawyer who cuts the deals that make Spotify and Pandora go. Looking for more? Check out the Institute for Technology, Law & Policy, a collaboration with the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering where students question how artificial intelligence will influence law, policy and society. Or look in on the Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law, whose programming in recent years has put students shoulder to shoulder with IP leaders including the General Counsels of Microsoft, Paramount, and Electronic Arts.

J.D., LL.M. and Master of legal Studies students may pursue specializations in entertainment law.