Executives: C-suite professionals, vice presidents and those in equivalent positions; those with 10 or more years of industry experience Employed Professionals: Managers, directors, and mid-level professionals; those with less than 10 years of industry experience Full-Time Students: 1) recent graduates; 2) international students on F-1 visas; 3) entry-level professionals, those with 2 or less years of professional experience; and 4) fully-employed professionals with the flexibility to take a sabbatical from work.
"Knowing the law and knowing how to think like a lawyer puts you well ahead in any position. I applied to other schools, but the choice came down to the program itself. UCLA allows interaction … with the professors and fellow students, which a lot of other programs don't have." -Victoria Hong, Director of Corporate Communications at Delaware North Companies
"I knew I wanted to get back in the classroom and to make sure my skills are up to date. I negotiate MSAs and contracts, I work with lawyers, and we negotiate distribution deals and vendor agreements, and I wanted to take my game to the next level. I didn't want to be a lawyer, but I did want to have more tools in the toolkit." -Jason Schaeffer, Senior Vice President of Growth at Crackle Plus
I'm mid-career with about 18 years of experience, and I wanted to be in classes with other individuals in similar situations so we would have more in common and have things to talk about. I found that I got exactly what I was hoping for. Everyone makes great contributions in class, and I've found that to be a great experience.
Chester Rodeheaver, Founder and Managing Director at Pont Capital
Managers, directors, and mid-level professionals; those with less than 10 years of industry experience.
“A big highlight has been finding a lot of the program immediately useful. I've had big lightbulb moments where I realized I wished I'd known some of these concepts years ago." -Jesse Cannady, Director of Project Development at Thinkwell Group
“In my career I work very closely with the law, and I think that having a higher level of understanding and knowledge will really help me excel in the workplace.” -Ingrid Nunn, Subcontract Manager at NASA JPL
Since starting the MLS program, I was promoted [from Creative Director of TV] at DC Comics. The MLS program has helped prepare me for this new position, while also cementing my professional credibility with an education in Entertainment Law.
Katie Nicholson, VP of Television, Global and Kids at DC Comics
1) Recent graduates; 2) International students on F-1 visas; 3) Entry-level professionals, those with 2 or less years of professional experience; and 4) Fully-employed professionals with the flexibility to take a sabbatical from work.
"What I love about my fellow M.L.S. students are the variety of backgrounds that they bring to the program. I am a journalist, but there are a whole group of people in the entertainment industry, there are business-side people making deals, there are human resource specialists, and they all bring a different thought process [to the community]." -Penny Rosenberg, City Editor at San Gabriel Valley Newsgroup
"I became interested in pursuing an M.L.S. degree because I realized it would allow me to obtain an advanced degree focused on law but tailored to my passion for social justice. I am looking forward to so many aspects of the program such as the curriculum, having the opportunity to be taught by the distinguished faculty and networking with the fellow M.L.S. students." -Mia Colacion, Full-Time Student
I believe that the M.L.S. degree will provide a strong platform for me to launch my career. The program will provide broad exposure to legal/regulatory issues … expanding my skills and creating a powerful foundation for the future.