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Oscar-winning Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Among All-Star Panelists to Speak at Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern and the Media Law Resource Center

In the digital age, the ability to reveal private data that could destroy reputations and companies is more sophisticated—and scary— than it has ever been before. Certainly, last year’s massive data hack at Sony exposed just how vulnerable corporations and individuals are to such breaches. The First Amendment gives the press the right to publish private information that may be of public importance, but what ...

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Southwestern’s Biederman Blog Selected for ABA Journal’s 9th Annual Blawg 100

In an overcrowded blogosphere, Southwestern's Biederman Blog has once again distinguished itself as one of the most creative and informative for those seeking information about entertainment law and news. The hard work of its contributors has been recognized in the ABA Journal's 9th Annual Blawg 100, a compilation of the best legal blogs. The Biederman Blog is created and maintained by students in the Enter ...

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Southwestern to host Annual Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law Symposium

Law students from around Southern California who are interested in Entertainment Law are invited to attend the Annual Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Symposium hosted at Southwestern Law School, and sponsored by the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California. A Los Angeles tradition for over 20 years, the program being held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, features m ...

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Conference to Explore Challenges to Online Privacy

Prominent scholars, lawyers and government officials will gather for the Second Annual Online Privacy Conference at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles on April 17, 2015. The conference, presented by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, will explore a spectrum of privacy issues ranging from big data, to government surveillance, to privacy rights of celebrities. Panels ...

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Southwestern Hosts 20th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day

Law students from schools throughout Southern California gathered at Southwestern in February for the 20th Annual Entertainment Law Career Day to learn from and network with industry leaders. Sponsored by the Law School Career Advisors of Southern California, the program included eight panels featuring lawyers and executives from entities ranging from major studios to labor guilds to TMZ. More than 225 law ...

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Motion Picture and Television Audit Expert Steven Sills ’87 “In Conversation” at Southwestern Law School

Steven Sills '87, Partner and Motion Picture and TV Audit Expert at Green Hasson Janks, will be the next guest for Southwestern Law School’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 Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern. "Steve Sil ...

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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 ‘80 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 – Votes 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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