Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

A Message from the Dean

Dean Susan PragerWelcome to Southwestern Law School. Established in 1911, Southwestern is one of California's oldest law schools. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, it's also long been a leader in the area of entertainment and media law. Southwestern was the first law school in the country to establish an entertainment and media law institute, the first to offer an LL.M. degree in entertainment and media law, and the first to create an innovative student-run entertainment-law blog. Taking advantage of our location (just minutes from Hollywood), we have one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated approaches to the study of entertainment and media law in the nation. We have well-earned our reputation for graduating the finest entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles and beyond. This year, the Hollywood Reporter ranked Southwestern Law School fourth in the nation in its listing of the best schools for an entertainment law education - one behind Harvard Law School and one above Columbia Law School.
This commitment to excellence and innovation continues with Southwestern's online LL.M. program in Entertainment and Media Law. The only one of its kind in the United States, our online program allows students to earn a Masters of Law from anywhere in the world. The program features a dynamic, cutting-edge curriculum, taught by a talented faculty of nationally recognized legal scholars and leading practitioners, who are experts in entertainment, media, sports, intellectual property, and art law. The remarkable learning environment of Southwestern's campus has been replicated and expanded for our online environment. Southwestern has partnered with Kaplan Legal Education (KLE) so that the online program is highly interactive and engaging, using the very best of online technology.
As you determine whether Southwestern's Entertainment and Media Law LL.M. Online is right for you, we invited you to explore this publication and the online program's website. From wherever you are in the world, if you seek a graduate legal education that prepares you for the practice of law in the motion picture, television, music and other industries from the entertainment and media law fields, you've come to the right place.
Susan Westerberg Prager