Top 12 Entertainment Law Schools Revealed

UCLA takes the No. 1 spot again.
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Cornell Law School

This story first appeared in the May 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

1. UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, 19 alums

It offers courses in motion picture distribution, art and cultural property and music industry law.

2. USC Gould School of Law
Los Angeles, 16 alums

The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic offers students real cases with real clients.

3. Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Mass., 13 alums

President Obama graduated from here in 1991.

4. UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, Calif., 7 alums

It also is the alma mater of former Beverly Hills Mayor Robert K. Tanenbaum.

5. Columbia Law School
New York, 5 alums

Tom Rothman, chairman of the motion picture group at Sony Pictures Entertainment, went here.

6. Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, 5 alums

Its Law Practicum is geared toward finding internships at media companies and studios.

7. Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, 4 alums

Its Entertainment and Arts Legal Clinic offers free legal services to independent filmmakers.

8. Cornell Law School
Ithaca, N.Y., 3 alums

Neighbor to Ithaca College, it sits in one of the nation's liveliest college towns. Its motto: "Ithaca Is Gorges."

9. Stanford Law School
Stanford, Calif., 3 alums

The Silicon Valley spot hosted the CodeX Speaker Series highlighting how machine intelligence will transform the future of lawyers and legal services.

10. Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, N.Y., 3 alums

Marty Singer once gave a Media & Society lecture at his hometown school.

11. University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Mich., 3 alums

Its Reading Room, equipped with cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows, reminds some of Harry Potter's Hogwarts.

12. Georgetown Law Center
Washington, D.C., 3 alums

With the recent Sony hack, the center this year has emphasized strategies for lawyers on cybersecurity with the Cybersecurity Law Institute.

 

 

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