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Biederman Institute Honors Exceptional Members of Entertainment Law Community

Southwestern honored three outstanding members of the entertainment law community for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the 2014 Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Daniel M. Petrocelli ‚Äė80 received the award for Outstanding Alumnus in Entertainment and Media Law; Jared Jussim was recognized as ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Again Makes ABA Blawg 100 РVotes needed to earn top spot in IP

Southwestern’s Biederman Blog has once again been nominated for the ABA Annual Blawg 100! Help us earn a top slot in the Intellectual Property category by registering and voting here by December 19: http://bit.ly/1rUGZee. “Your vote for the Biederman Blog provides a great way to remind the national legal community of Southwestern's strengths and great reputation, especially in Entertainment Law. The blog, l ...

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Southwestern is # 1 in Entertainment Law

LawStreetMedia.com ranked Southwestern as Number 1 in their list of the “Top 10 Law Schools for Entertainment Law 2014." Southwestern outranked all the competition in every category: Classes, Extracurriculars, Networking, Jobs, Location and other criteria such as study abroad and recognition by other organizations. Click here for more details: http://lawstreetmedia.com/schools/top-10-law-schools-entertainme ...

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Faculty in the Media

Fortune Magazine’s Chris Matthews discusses CEO pay in the article "Your boss is way better than you at getting a raise." He includes references to and quotes from Professor Michael Dorff’s new book and the argument that increases in CEO compensation have far outstripped what executives actually produce for their firms and society at large. In his guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled, "James Garne ...

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New Issue of JIMEL Features an Especially Diverse Set of Articles

Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), published in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Forums on Communications Law and the Entertainment and Sports Industries, is now available. According to Professor Michael Epstein, the Journal's Supervising Editor, the media and entertainment articles selected for this issue are especially diverse. "The topics ...

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Alumni in the Media

Alum Bruce Tollner '91 and his cousin Ryan, partners in Rep1 Sports, are featured in the Sports Illustrated's article "An inside look at how two agents guided clients throughout NFL Draft," which will appear in the magazine's May 19 issue. "By allowing SI to tag along during the three days of the draft, the Tollners provided a front-row-seat view of the agency's finest hour," the articles states. It also go ...

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Looking at Both Sides of Net Neutrality Through a Lively Debate

The Media Law Forum, in association with the Entertainment Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society and Law Commentator, presented a 'Net Neutrality Forum' for an enthusiastic audience of students, faculty and staff. Second-year students Carly Hill and Jordan Stern debated against third-year students Addison Martinez and Cristian Reyes on this hot button issue surrounding internet data access and usag ...

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Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, “In Conversation” at Southwestern

Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be the next guest for Southwestern's "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. on Southwestern's campus. Ms. We ...

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Steve Krone was quoted in the Techworld article "Does Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto have a case against Newsweek?" regarding Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's claim of false reporting against Newsweek. In it, he sheds light on the false light and defamation claims Mr. Nakamoto might make against the magazine. In his latest opinion piece in Forbes Magazine about the cable industry ("How 100 Million Cable Subscri ...

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Shawn Holley ’88 Shares the Unique Path that Lead her to Criminal and Entertainment Law

Alumna Shawn Holley '88 engaged a room full of students, faculty and staff recently when she talked about her own unique path to practicing both criminal and entertainment law. At the event, hosted by Southwestern's Criminal Law and Entertainment Law societies, Holley shared, "Success, however you define it, comes when you're doing what you love." Her passion and excitement for criminal law was fueled by th ...

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