Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

April 21, 2010
Southwestern Takes Entertainment and Media Law LL.M. Global with Online Option

Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute recently announced a partnership with Kaplan Legal Education to provide a fully online option for its Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Entertainment and Media Law. Southwestern's resident LL.M. program, which was the first of its kind established at an American law school, has prepared a generation of effective and talented entertainment, media and intellectual property lawyers. Beginning in Fall 2010, students will have the option of attending classes in-person in Los Angeles or online from anywhere in the world.

"Southwestern has had a long and intensive involvement with the entertainment and media industries in Los Angeles and beyond,"said Dean Garth. "The new online LL.M. provides students with the unique opportunity to take advantage of our outstanding entertainment and media law faculty from the convenience of an office in New York, at home in Nashville or while traveling internationally. This expertise in a constantly changing area of practice can now be shared with attorneys around the globe."

The first courses offered will include Copyright Law and Entertainment Law with Professor Robert Lind, Internet and E-Commerce Law with Professor Michael Scott, and Theater Law with Professor Gordon Firemark. The online LL.M. curriculum will also feature specialized courses such as Mass Media Law, Adult Entertainment Law, Motion Picture Production Law, Entertainment Forensic Accounting, International and Comparative Media Law and Fashion Law, among others. 

"Through this partnership, Kaplan Legal Education will leverage its innovative platform and online expertise to bring Southwestern's acclaimed entertainment and media law curriculum to a broader audience,"said Stephen Burnett, vice president of auxiliary business, Kaplan Legal Education. "This will provide both increased accessibility to legal education and greater opportunities for students."

Information about the Online Entertainment and Media Law LL.M. Program that begins in Fall 2010 is available online.

About Kaplan
Legal Education

Kaplan Legal Education (KLE) offers a breadth of online legal and law-related certificate and degree programs. KLE and its proprietary learning management system provide an online delivery system developed specifically to support the requirements of a robust and interactive legal education. Concord Law School was launched on the platform in 1998 and is today the leading online law school with more than 1,000 graduates and 1,500 current students across the U.S. and internationally. KLE is part of Kaplan University, a Kaplan Higher Education school. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest and fastest-growing division. For more information about Kaplan University, click here.