Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

London, England: Intl Entertainment & Media Law

  • Brochure (2015 PDF to come)
  • Application (PDF)
  • Consortium Agreement (PDF)

Please note: Details for the 2015 will be posted soon;
Information below refers to last year's program.

Big BenSouthwestern Law School, under the auspices of the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, will host a five-week Summer Program in International Entertainment and Media Law at the University of London from June 14 to July 17, 2015.

This unique and exciting program will offer a variety of academic, cultural and social experiences through:

  • Courses on international entertainment, media, art, sports law, copyright, and intellectual property licensing
  • Instruction provided by U.S. and British faculty with extensive international experience
  • Guest lecturers on course-related topics
  • Field excursions to the Royal Courts of Justice, and other legal, entertainment, media and cultural institutions in London


Course Schedule

Students may enroll in two of the following courses (one in each time period). Each course is three units.

Brunei Gallery on the campus
of the University of London

Period Two


Comparative Media Law
11:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., M-Th

IP Licensing: Entertainment Law and Practice
11:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., M-Th

International Sports Law
11:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., M-Th

Exam Schedule

Copyright in Comparative Perspective
Thursday, July 16
International Entertainment Law Thursday, July 16
International Art Law Thursday, July 16
Comparative Media Law
Friday, July 17
International Sports Law Friday, July 17
IP Licensing: Entertainment Law and Practice
Friday, July 17

Calendar

Saturday, June 13
Students check into College Hall
Sunday, June 14 Mandatory Orientation; Lunch and Thames Cruise (includes academic component)
Monday, June 15
Classes begin
Wednesday, July 15
Last day of classes
Thursday, July 16
Final exams in Entertainment Law, Art Law, and Copyright in Comparative Perspective
Friday, July 17
Final exams in Sports Law, Media Law, and IP Licensing: Entertainment Law and Practice; Farewell dinner party
Sunday, July 19
Last day to vacate College Hall

Required Fees

Application Fee
(non-refundable, applied toward tuition)
$50
Reservation Fee
(non-refundable, applied toward tuition)
$950*
Tuition
$3,900
Housing and Materials
(includes housing, breakfast, books and materials, London-area excursions, orientation lunch and final dinner party
$4,700
Total
$8,600

Deadlines

Confirmation notice and
enrollment agreement
May 1
Payment in full or
financial aid confirmation
May 1

*Acceptances to the program will be offered to applicants on a rolling basis, beginning February 1. Applications will be accepted until maximum enrollment is reached. Enrollment in each course is limited due to classroom size, so early application is strongly encouraged.

A reservation fee of $950 will be due immediately after acceptance. Until the reservation fee is received, the student's spot in the program will not be reserved and may be offered to another applicant.

Admission and Course Credit

Southwestern is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The ABA has approved the International Entertainment and Media Law Summer Program in London. Most applicants must be students in good standing at an American or Canadian law school. Applicants with sufficient English proficiency from law schools in European Union and other countries will also be considered for admission. Prior to the start of the summer program, each student must have completed the first year of law study and must submit a transcript and a letter of good standing from his/her home institution. If applications are received from more students than the program can accommodate, the academic performance of applicants (as shown by their transcripts) may be considered in deciding which applicant will be accepted.

Students may register for two courses, for a maximum total of six semester units of credit. Any requests for class change must be made in writing to the Biederman Institute. Each professor will administer a written final exam and assign grades. Grades will conform to Southwestern's grading policies. Southwestern utilizes an alpha grading system in which the actual grade earned is represented by an alphabetical letter. Grades range from A+ (4.33) to F (0.00). No unit credit will be granted if the grade received is an F. Additional information can be found in  Southwestern's Student Handbook, which will be sent to all applicants and is also available upon written request. Students are advised to consult their home institution policies concerning the transfer of credit for course work.

Southwestern will send a transcript to the student's home institution following completion of the program and final payment of all tuition and fees. Acceptance of transfer credit is subject to determination by the student's home institution. Students should be aware that participation in a summer program is unlikely to accelerate their graduation date; students interested in acceleration should consult their home institution.

Travel and Living Accommodations

Students will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from London. Housing has been arranged at the University of London's College Hall and will be provided for program participants from Saturday afternoon, June 13, to Sunday morning, July 19. All rooms are single occupancy. No pets or smoking are allowed in the building.

Housing includes breakfast. There is a cafeteria in College Hall where students may purchase meals, if they choose to do so. There are no cooking facilities available to students in College Hall. But both College Hall and the Brunei Gallery (where classes will be taught) are in the University of London/Russell Square/Bloomsbury District of London, where a wide variety of eating establishments are located.

State Department Travel Information

Click here to visit the United States Department of State website for information about traveling to and within the United Kingdom. If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for the country(ies) in which the program will be conducted, all registrants will be notified promptly of the warning and be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.  If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for the country(ies) in which the program is being conducted, students will be notified promptly of the warning and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.  In the event that students withdraw from the program as permitted in these criteria during the course of the program, or if the program is terminated, students will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal or termination.

Liability and Insurance

Southwestern will not be responsible for personal injuries to students, medical conditions, or for loss or damage to personal property within or in transit to London. Southwestern requires students to obtain health insurance that covers or reimburses for health care abroad, and requires the plan to cover medical evacuation and repatriation.

Cancellation Policy

Southwestern reserves the right to change or cancel the London Summer Program at any time prior to May 1. Southwestern also reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment. Cancellation of the program or any course at a later date will occur only if necessary for reasons beyond Southwestern's control. For cancellation that occurs after a deposit has been paid, the program director will use his best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires, and all money advanced by the student shall be refunded within twenty (20) days after the date of cancellation. Students who have paid a deposit or registered for the program also have the opportunity to withdraw from the program if there are changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program and receive a refund of fees paid except for room and board payments, with the exception of room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal. In the event of cancellation, students will immediately be notified by email, phone and U.S. mail. This program has not been cancelled in prior years.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from the program or request a class change must notify the Director of the London Summer Program in writing as early as possible. Students who withdraw before the first day of the summer program may receive a 100% credit of charged tuition, with the exception of the $500 non-refundable registration deposit. Thereafter, refund for tuition is pro-rated on a daily basis. After 60% of the program is completed, there is no refund. Program housing fees will not be refunded after May 1.

Students who withdraw from the program prior to the commencement of the program due to a course cancellation, significant change, or the cancellation of the program, including cancellation because of a U.S. State Department travel warning or alert, will be refunded all monies advanced within twenty (20) days after the cancellation or withdrawal.

Students who withdraw from the program during the course of the program due to a course cancellation, significant change, or termination of the program, including termination because of a U.S. State Department travel warning or alert, will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of termination or withdrawal.

Contact

Ms. Tamara D. Moore
International Entertainment and Media Law
Summer Program in London
Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106

Tel: (213) 738-6602
Fax: (213) 738-6614
institute@swlaw.edu