This seminar gives you the opportunity to participate in cutting edge scholarship in the interrelated fields of entertainment, media, telecommunications, and the production, dissemination, and financing of information, entertainment, and cultural expression.
We will read and discuss works in progress of seven to eight leading scholars (as well as some related readings). We will have one seminar meeting for each work in progress. We will also have two day-long workshops, to take place on two Fridays, February 24 and April 7, where the authors whose work we have already discussed will present their papers and respond to comments and questions. You will write 3 to 5 page response papers setting forth your analysis and comments on each of the works in progress. Copies of your papers will be provided to the authors, so they can have the benefit of your input. Your attendance is required at both the seminar meetings and workshops.
The scholars who have accepted our invitation to submit and present a work in progress are: Yochai Benkler (Yale Law School), Tim Wu (Columbia Law School), Phil Weiser (University of Colorado Law School & Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program), Howard Shelanksi (Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley), Roger Noll (Stanford University, Economics, Political Science, & Business), Christopher Yoo (Vanderbilt Law School), and Eli Noam (Columbia University Business School & Institute for Tele-Information).
The workshops will be open to all law school faculty and students. (Faculty from other departments will be invited as well). But students enrolled in the seminar will have priority for asking questions and providing comments.
There is no final exam or research paper required.