What are the Best Schools for Entertainment Law?

If pursuing a career in the field of law, there will come a time at which you'll need to decide what type of law to practice. If you're interested in Entertainment and Sports Law, you're in luck as there are many top ranked schools available to you. It should also come as no surprise that these schools are in some of the hippest parts of the Country, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

A top pick in Northern California is Stanford University. Stanford Law School is also one of the top ranked choices in the County offering classes in Entertainment Law and also has student run organizations such as the Stanford Entertainment and Sport Law Association, the Stanford Intellectual Property Association, and the Drama Society.

Two of the best law schools in Southern California to practice Entertainment Law are UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) and USC (University of Southern California). The USC Gould School of Law offers classes in intellectual property, entertainment law, sports law, and others critical to those going into this field. The UCLA School of Law offers a curriculum that includes intellectual property, trademark and patents, copyright law, music and entertainment law, and sports. Both are solid choices if Southern California is on your list of schools to consider. Other notables are Loyola Law School, also in Los Angeles, Pepperdine University, and California Western.

If you're interested in a school on the East Coast, look no further than NYU (New York University) or Columbia; both have excellent ratings. NYU is regarded as having the best program for Entertainment Law and is consistently ranked among the top ten law schools in the Country. It has a defined curriculum specifically dealing in intellectual property and entertainment, and offers students the opportunity to participate in the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society. Columbia Law School offers extensive courses in intellectual property, antitrust and trade regulation, patents, copyrights, trademarks, law and theatre, etc.

There are many other law schools out there that have curriculum geared towards the entertainment industry in all parts of the country. Deciding on which one is right for you just takes a little bit of research and soul searching. Whichever choice you make will lead you to an exciting career in the entertainment industry.