Media, Entertainment, Technology & Sports Law J.D. Specialization

Prepare to practice law in the film, television, music, sports, and other creative industries or to work in the area of entertainment and media law and policy.

Students in the Media, Entertainment, Technology & Sports Law and Policy Specialization gain training in fundamental principles and specialized knowledge to practice law related to film, television, music and other creative industries. The specialization is part of the Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law, which offers the 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 institute brings an annual series of influential speakers to campus and helps students secure externships and internships with entertainment-related businesses and organizations.

Centers of Excellence

Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law

With experienced teachers, innovative clinics and prominent alumni, the Ziffren Institute creates media law leaders.

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Areas of Focus

Entertainment Law

UCLA Law is consistently recognized as the nation's premier school for entertainment and media law.

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Specialization Requirements

  • Criteria

    Formal participation in the Specialization’s curriculum commences in the second year of law school. To declare your interest in fulfilling the curricular requirements, please complete the Declaration Form and submit it to the Records Office. Formal declaration is not required except for registration preference in limited-enrollment Specialization courses (subject to approval of the respective professor), and for final reflection of having completed the Specialization on the student transcript and diploma.

  • More Information

    Contact Cindy X. Lin, the Executive Director of the Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law.


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