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Individualized LL.M. (General Studies)
Southwestern offers a stimulating, individualized LL.M. program for
students who have already earned a law degree and are interested in
furthering their legal education. The program allows students to choose
their own focus of study - from American Legal Systems to International
Law to Technology Innovation and Commercialization - in line with their
individual personal and professional goals.
Students will receive an in-depth education in an intellectually challenging, yet collegial environment from faculty who are established authorities in a wide range of legal topics. Admitted students will work closely with faculty to develop a detailed course of study tailored to their own interests from a comprehensive selection of over 150 electives and core courses.
LL.M. in Entertainment and Media Law
Drawing on the resources and activities of the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, Southwestern has established the first Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Entertainment and Media Law at an American law school. This exciting new program will prepare the next generation of effective and talented entertainment, media and intellectual property lawyers. With the launch of the online version of the LL.M. Program in Fall 2010, students have the option of attending classes in person in Los Angeles or online from anywhere in the world (see link below).
Southwestern has had a long and intensive involvement with the entertainment and media industries in the Los Angeles area. Located at the center of "The Entertainment Capital of the World" and the "Digital Coast," the law school has an outstanding entertainment- and media-oriented faculty. Southwestern graduates occupy important positions within a broad range of entertainment and media companies and with law firms specializing in the representation of entertainment clients. Recognizing the growing interest in this area around the country, Southwestern launched the Biederman Institute to provide a broad-based entertainment curriculum for law students as well as information and assistance to practitioners.