Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Summer Entertainment Law

In addition to the Summer Entertainment Law Program in
Los Angeles, Southwestern offers the
London International Entertainment Law Program.

For more information on all of Southwestern's entertainment law programs, see the Biederman Entertainment Law Institute.
In conjunction with Southwestern's regular summer session, Southwestern offers numerous entertainment-law related courses in a program collectively called: Summer Entertainment Law Program in Los Angeles (2015 PDF). The program features:
  • specialized entertainment, media and sports law courses taught by top lawyers in the entertainment industry
  • a variety of 2-5 unit externships in television, motion picture/recording studios, and other entertainment/sports industry settings.
  • additional summer session courses to provide students with greater scheduling flexibility

The Biederman Institute is proud to sponsor two special events for Summer Entertainment Law students:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM
An Insider's Guide to the Entertainment Industry

Professor Steve Krone
, Director of the Biederman Institute, will host a panel of Southwestern alumni and other industry insiders who will share advice on breaking into entertainment and media law and planning your career.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Warner Bros. Private Studio Tour and Discussion with Warner Bros. Lawyers

Southwestern Summer Entertainment Law Program students* will enjoy a private tour through the historic Warner Bros. back lot, exploring everything from Midwest Street's quaint town square and the Jungle's forested lagoon to the costume and prop departments and the Warner Bros. Museum. The tour is expected to include a major new attraction scheduled to be added on July 1. After the tour, we'll meet with a group of lawyers from various business units at Warner Bros. who will share insights into their practices and careers.

*Students must be enrolled in at least one entertainment and media law course. The cost of the tour is covered by Southwestern Law School. Space is limited to 36 students.

Summer Calendar and Courses

See Summer Session


Students who have satisfactorily completed one year of full-time or part-time study at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school are eligible to enroll. Each applicant must also submit a letter of good standing from his or her current law school.

Credit and Grades

The Summer Entertainment Law Program is offered as part of the ABA-approved curriculum of Southwestern Law School. The program complies with ABA and AALS requirements. All entertainment and media law courses for the summer are graded. Externships are offered on a credit/no credit basis.


See Summer Session

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Registration and Academic Records Office
Summer Entertainment Law Program
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90010
Phone: (213) 738-6734
Fax: (213) 383-1688

  • Visiting Students' Registration Information and Instructions (PDF currently unavailable)

Each applicant must submit a letter of good standing from his or her current law school. Applicants are responsible for informing the Registrar at Southwestern of changes in address or telephone number.

Enrollment is limited and will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. A $50 student services fee must be submitted with the application. If the student is accepted into the program, the student services fee is non-refundable. In the event of withdrawal on or before the first day of class, all payments except the $50 student services fee will be refunded. Thereafter, tuition will be refunded on a pro-rated basis.

Students interested in obtaining financial aid for the summer program should contact the Financial Aid Office at their home law school.

Southwestern Law School reserves the right to cancel the program in case of emergency or under-enrollment. In the event of such cancellation, all payments will be refunded.