UCLA School of Law is the No. 1 entertainment law school in America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. UCLA Law has held the top position in the magazine's annual ranking of entertainment law schools since 2014.
Schools are ranked based on the number of their alumni who appear in the magazine's annual lists of leading lawyers in the entertainment industry and the music business.
Overall, 19 UCLA Law alumni made those lists in 2017. Seventeen alumni who practice entertainment law were included in the Top 100 Power Lawyers list: Skip Brittenham '70, Ziffren Brittenham; Melanie Cook '78, Ziffren Brittenham; David Eisman '93, Skadden Arps; Alan Epstein '87, Venable; Matthew Erramouspe '96, O'Melveny & Myers; Sam Fischer '82, Ziffren Brittenham; Ruth Fisher '80, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Jeffrey Frankel '91, McKuin Frankel Whitehead; Michael Gendler '80, Gendler & Kelly; Carlos Goodman '88, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman; Ken Hertz '84, Hertz Lichtenstein & Young; Howard King '77, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano; Dale Kinsella '74, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert; Schuyler Moore '81, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; Robert Offer '92, Sloane Offer Weber & Dern; Jason Sloane '88, Sloane Offer Weber & Dern; and Ken Ziffren '65, Ziffren Brittenham.
In addition, UCLA Law alums John Branca '75 (pictured above) of Ziffren Brittenham and Peter Paterno '76 of King, Holmes, Paterno and Soriano drew special recognition as two of the nation's top 11 music attorneys.
In 2015, UCLA Law established the Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law. The Ziffren Center offers students opportunities to work with exceptional scholars and practitioners, gain insights and support from UCLA alumni, and seek internship and externship opportunities with studios, content providers, talent agencies and other organizations. Since 1976, UCLA Law has also hosted its annual Entertainment Symposium, a preeminent gathering of leaders in the field.