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October 14, 2005

How do I Get into Entertainment Law?

A reader has a few questions about getting into law school for entertainment law:

#1: Is there a site or does anyone know what law schools have specialties/programs in Entertainment Law? Which school is the best to attend?

#2: I've read various personal statements from people interested in studying criminal justice, international law, etc, which were very compelling and passionate. How in Hades do I write a statement about why I want to get into Entertainment Law? It's not a particularly glamorous field, nor is it geared towards “defending the good”, so there goes trying to look like a martyr.

#3: I read the blog about a low GPA; I am also in the same situation (a 3.3...I have yet to take my LSATs). Does the university attended make a difference at all (ex. a 3.3 at Berkeley versus a 3.8 at Cal State Chico)?

So what about it? Any entertainment law peeps out there?

Posted by mowabb at October 14, 2005 08:34 AM

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I *think* that my friend at UCLA Law School told me they have a dedicated Entertainment Law program...I would look there.

Posted by: energy spatula at October 14, 2005 01:36 PM

A reader suggested checking the following:

Best Entertainment Law Schools and Sports Law Schools

Getting into Law School & Launching a Career in Entertainment Law

Posted by: ambimb at October 15, 2005 12:32 PM

The first link doesn't mention Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, and it should. Check out http://law.case.edu/centers/lta/ for a look at Case's Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts.

Posted by: Thomas at December 10, 2005 12:06 PM

your personal statement should be *your* *personal* statement. if you want to do entertainment law, write about why you want to do entertainment law. even if the reason is "i like hanging out with movie stars and i want to make a lot of money," then you can write that in a personal statement as "the media has so much influence in culture, i want to be part of that as an entertainment lawyer, and i want to be able to support my family." that doesn't sound too bad.

my point is: don't pretend you're someone else when applying. you presumably have reasons for wanting to do ent. law - write about that.

Posted by: monica at February 5, 2006 11:20 AM