Power Lawyers 2014: The Top 12 Entertainment Law Schools for Hollywood

8:30 AM PST 04/30/2014 by Brandon Kirby

The Hollywood Reporter ranks the schools based on the number of alums who made the Power 100 list.

This story first appeared in May 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

1. UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW

Los Angeles 19 Alums

Being near Hollywood has advantages, like event keynote speeches by big shots such as Harvey Weinstein.

2. USC SCHOOL OF LAW

Los Angeles 16 Alums

Its Media & Entertainment program expanded to include courses in digital transactions.

3. HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

Cambridge, Mass. 10 Alums

Runs a legal clinic for musicians, giving entertainment law students hands-on work.

4. UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW

Berkeley, Calif. 9 Alums

Its tech-savvy curriculum also includes the Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law.

5. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

New York 5 Alums

Its Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts hosts killer media events, like one this March on the Aereo case.

6. BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL

Brooklyn, N.Y. 4 Alums

Its Entertainment Law Workshop is among the finest in the nation -- plus, it's near the Barclays Center.

7. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER

Washington, D.C. 4 Alums

An extensive internship program puts students face-to-face with industry execs.

8. SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Los Angeles 4 Alums

No fewer than 50 media courses, including one on video game law. THR's Raising the Bar honoree, Lionsgate's Wayne Levin, is an alum.

9. LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL

Los Angeles 3 Alums

Its just-launched Fashion Law Project presumably teaches lawyers more than a sense of style, such as celebrity endorsements.

10. STANFORD LAW SCHOOL

Stanford, Calif. 3 Alums

Bert Fields regularly guest lectures here.

11. CORNELL LAW SCHOOL

Ithaca, N.Y. 2 Alums

The Ivy League school has a dedicated Sports and Entertainment law society.

12. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Washington, D.C. 2 Alums

The oldest law school in D.C., it holds regular symposiums, like the one on intellectual property in early May.

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