Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

September 20, 2010
Defamation Law Experts to Discuss International Developments at JIMEL Colloquium

The Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), a publication of the American Bar Association's Forums on Communications Law and the Entertainment and Sports Industries, and Southwestern's Biederman Institute, will present the JIMEL International Media Law Colloquium on emerging international issues in defamation law on Wednesday, September 29 on the Southwestern campus.

According to Southwestern Professor Michael Epstein, the new supervising editor of the Journal and moderator of the colloquium, panelists will present on international developments in defamation law, followed by discussion with the audience. Confirmed presenters include: Professor David Goldberg (University of Glasgow/Oxford), Professor Kyu Ho Youm (University of Oregon), Professor Claire Wright (Thomas Jefferson School of Law) and Southwestern Professor Michael Scott.

The colloquium will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Southwestern's Bullocks Wilshire Building. The event is free to attend, with $6 parking available on site. Members of the California Bar can sign up to receive 3 hours of CLE credit. Those interested in attending should contact Tamara Moore at For a map and directions to Southwestern's campus, click here.

The leading faculty-edited publication of its kind, the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law was established in 2005 to promote scholarship focused on the global dimension of media and entertainment law and addresses all aspects of international, domestic, and comparative law in these areas, including topics related to content, regulation, intellectual property, distribution, publishing, internet and technology and transactions. Contributors include leading practitioners and academics from around the world. All submissions are peer-reviewed by an editorial board composed of Biederman Institute faculty and members of the ABA Forums. Students are selected to work with the board on research, technical editing and other tasks.

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