April 30, 2014 -- UCLA School of Law was ranked number one in The Hollywood Reporter’s listing of the top entertainment law schools for Hollywood. UCLA Law claimed the top spot on the list based on the number of alumni who were included on the publication’s eighth “Power Lawyers” list, a catalog of Hollywood’s 100 most influential attorneys.
UCLA Law has 19 alumni on the list, ranking higher than USC Gould School of Law and Harvard Law. Alumni recognized as “Power Lawyers” include: Mark Baute ’86, Harry (Skip) Brittenham ’70, Melanie Cook ’78, John Diemer ’80, Sam Fischer ’82, Ruth Fisher ’80, Jeff Frankel ’91, Michael Gendler ’80, Carlos Goodman ’88, Howard King ’77, Dale Kinsella ’74, Kenneth Kleinberg ’67, Louis (Skip) Miller ’72, Schuyler Moore ’81, Marcy Morris ’81, Robert Offer ’92, Jason Sloane ’88, Gary Stiffelman ’79 and Ken Ziffren ’65. In addition, two UCLA Law alumni, John Branca ’75 and John Frankenheimer ’73, were named by the publication as top music lawyers. To see the full “Power Lawyer’s” list, please click here.
UCLA Law’s Entertainment,Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program is one of the most comprehensive, advanced and innovative approaches to the study of entertainment, media and intellectual property law in the country. Students have access to diverse and specialized course offerings and esteemed alumni working in all fields of entertainment, as well as the ability to also take classes at UCLA’s film and business schools. The program brings influential speakers to campus and helps students secure externships and internships with entertainment-related businesses and organizations. The program also sponsors the industry’s top legal conference on entertainment issues—the annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, which this year included a keynote address by Academy Award® winning producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company (TWC).