Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

London, England: Intl Entertainment & Media Law

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  • Application (PDF)
  • Consortium Agreement (PDF)
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 15 to July 18, 2014.

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

  • Courses on international entertainment, media, art, and sports law
  • 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

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

Exam Schedule

International Entertainment Law Thursday, July 17
International Art Law Thursday, July 17
Comparative Media Law
Friday, July 18
International Sports Law Friday, July 18


Saturday, June 14
Students check into College Hall
Sunday, June 15 Mandatory Orientation; Lunch and Thames Cruise (includes academic component)
Monday, June 16
Classes begin
Wednesday, July 16
Last day of classes
Thursday, July 17
Final exams in Entertainment Law and Art Law courses
Friday, July 18
Final exams in Sports Law and Media Law courses;
Farewell dinner party
Sunday, July 20 Last day to vacate College Hall

Required Fees

Application Fee
(non-refundable, applied toward tuition)
Reservation Fee
(non-refundable, applied toward tuition)
Housing and Materials
(includes housing, breakfast, books and materials, London-area excursions, orientation lunch and final dinner party


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 $750 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 15, to Sunday morning, July 21. 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.

Liability and Insurance

Southwestern will not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for personal injuries, medical conditions, or loss or damage to personal property incurred by any student or program participant, including but not limited to transit to or from London. Southwestern requires that students obtain health insurance that covers or reimburses for health care abroad, and requires the plan to cover medical evacuation and repatriation.

Cancellation Policy

Southwestern reserve 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. Should the program be cancelled, all money advanced by the student will be refunded within 20 days after the date of the cancellation.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from the program or request a class change must notify the Institute 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 $250 non-refundable application fee and the $750 non-refundable registration fee. 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.


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