Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Entertainment Law (Capstone)

540CP | 3.0 credits


This course is specifically tailored to meet the needs of experienced students in their last year of law school. The course uses lectures, simulation, workshops, guest speakers and graded out-of-class negotiation drafting and script review assignments to immerse students in the major components of a realistic, multi-faceted entertainment law practice. These components, presented longitudinally, will require students to negotiate and draft transactions, avoid or resolve production problems, provide a script clearance report and manage various clients' interests as a television show navigates its way to a series. Students will spend the semester dealing with a television project, beginning with its development and navigating its way through pilot production, series pickup, and finally multi-platform distribution.


It is recommended that students complete the Television Production Law course or familiarize themselves with the television branch of the entertainment industry prior to taking this course.


Copyright Law and at least three advanced entertainment law courses taught by Southwestern full-time or adjunct faculty, including any entertainment externship or practicum.