Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp. 

     Los Angeles is the center of the entertainment industry, and, recognizing our unique academic capacity to offer a specialized curriculum in that arena, the UCLA School of Law has created the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program for both upper-division J.D. and graduate LL.M. candidates. The Program is one of the most comprehensive, advanced and innovative approaches to the study of entertainment and media law in the country. UCLA School of Law was ranked number one in The Hollywood Reporter’s first listing of the best schools for an entertainment law education, based on its diverse and specialized course offerings, esteemed alumni working in all fields of entertainment, and the ability of students to also take classes at UCLA’s film and business schools.

     Students who fulfill the Program’s requirements will have a solid grounding in the law, custom, theory and policy attendant to the practice of law in the motion picture, television, music and other industries involved in creative and artistic matters. The Program will also serve to prepare students who may choose to work in non-profit institutions, government, or academia in the area of entertainment and media law and policy.

     Formal participation in the Program’s curriculum commences in the second year of law school. To declare your interest in fulfilling the below curricular requirements, please complete the Declaration Form and submit it to the Records Office. Formal declaration is not required except for registration preference in limited-enrollment Program courses (subject to approval of the respective professor), and for final reflection of having completed the Program on the student transcript and diploma. For any further questions, please contact  David R. Ginsburg, the Executive Director of the Program, at (310) 794-4493.

Updated details of the UCLA Entertainment Law Program are available as an iPhone app.

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Morgan Freeman, Actor and Producer 
J.D. Curriculum
LL.M. Curriculum

Advanced Specialization Courses
Executive Director and Affiliated Faculty
Student Opportunities
Full-Time School-Year Externships
Part-Time School-Year Externships
Summer Internships
Speakers Program
Entertainment Symposia
Entertainment Law Review
Declaration Form
Entertainm​ent Law Program Orientation


38th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium: "Big Screen, Small Screen, Big Business" (March 7 and 8, 2014) 

37th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium: "Deals on the Edge" (March 8 and 9, 2013)

36th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium: "Killer Deals - What Works, What's New, What's Coming?" (March 9 and 10, 2012)

Warner Bros. Tour: Selected entertainment law seminar students are hosted on a private, guided tour of the Warner Bros. lot, which also includes an instructional lunch with the Deputy General Counsel and various studio legal department heads.

Updated: 1/13/14