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
in the country. This exciting program is designed to prepare the next
generation of effective and talented entertainment, media and
intellectual property lawyers.
Southwestern has had a long and intensive involvement with the entertainment and media industries in the Los Angeles area. Taking full advantage of its location at the heart of the global entertainment industry, 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.
Southwestern offers an extremely broad range of nearly 60 entertainment and media law courses. A student has the ability to select a general group of courses or to pursue a more focused curriculum by choosing courses specific to their desired interest of either entertainment or media law.