Overview of the Program
The Specialization in Media, Entertainment and Technology Law and Policy offers students a solid foundation in media, entertainment and technology law. Students gain training in fundamental principles, as well as specialized knowledge tailored to their particular professional interests. This curriculum prepares students to practice law in the film, television, music and other creative industries, as well as to work in non-profit institutions, government or academia in the area of entertainment and media law and policy.
The curricular Specialization is at the center of UCLA Law’s innovative Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law. The Institute is the most comprehensive, advanced and innovative approach to the study of entertainment, media and intellectual property law in the country. In addition to offering the formal Specialization, the Center brings an annual series of influential speakers to campus and helps students secure externships and internships with entertainment-related businesses and organizations. The Center also sponsors the industry’s top legal conference on entertainment issues, the Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium. UCLA Law students staff the Entertainment Law Review, as well as the Entertainment Law Association.
Formal participation in the Specialization begins in the student’s second year of law school.