Entertainment Law

R. Goldstein J. Varat E. Volokh

This course complements Constitutional Law I. It is devoted mainly to the study of the First Amendment's guarantees of the freedoms of speech, press, and assembly. The course also considers the First...

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This course will examine the current state of regulation and litigation surrounding advertising—especially TV and internet advertising—in the United States. The enormous growth in advertising has led...

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S. Bank J. Oh K. Stark E. Zolt

This course is intended to give students an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the U.S. income tax. The course will focus on the statutory framework of U.S. tax laws, certain...

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I. Anabtawi S. Bainbridge S. Bank S. Cummings S. Kim L. LoPucki J. Park F. Restrepo A. Verstein

UCLA offers basic courses in Business Associations. A course in Business Associations is a foundational requirement in the Business Law Specialization. Different instructors have different emphases...

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S. Stern

This course reflects an integrated approach to the television industry, and the role of lawyers and legal doctrine within it. The course will focus on new challenges faced by the industry in response...

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K. Stone

This course will focus on the federal law governing relations between private-sector employers and workers acting collectively through unions. We will study union organizing, collective bargaining...

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N. Netanel

This course is a two-credit introduction to U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. It covers federal trademark infringement and dilution, the tension between trademark rights and the First...

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A. Riley

This course studies the emergence of “art” and “cultural property” law as a field of legal inquiry and practice. Broadly defined, the field encompasses the body of law applied to fine art and...

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D. Lichtman N. Netanel

This course is a comprehensive four credit introduction to U.S. copyright law. The course begins with copyright's underlying policies and theoretical framework. It then examines the requirements...

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S. Genco

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the music business and is designed to provide a basic framework for students to begin to understand the complex legal, business and financial issues...

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N. Netanel X. Tang

With a growing global market, the spread of the Internet, and continuing disparity between developed and developing countries, intellectual property assumes a significant role in international...

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S. Akens N. La Terza X. Tang

This course provides an overview of the legal, business and financial aspects of the entertainment industry, specifically in the fields of motion picture, television, and digital content production...

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A. Heinrich D. Lichtman

This is an introductory course in patent law and patent strategy. Although the readings will at times cover technical areas, no technical background is required or even helpful. Instead, our...

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M. Grady D. Lichtman X. Tang

Patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law are increasingly playing a central role in the economy, in business strategy, in scientific achievement, and in culture as well. This survey is...

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C. Monson

This survey course examines the entertainment industry through the various unions and Guilds in the creative and production spheres that comprise the industry. Because the entertainment industry is...

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K. Ziffren

This course will provide an intensive introduction to the sequential distribution of theatrical motion pictures, both domestic and international. It will focus on the business relationships the major...

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S. Bank

This course will examine sports law in an international and comparative context. We will study the ways in which public, quasi-public, and private regulation have interacted, often ineffectively and...

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D. Lichtman

This course introduces the regulatory regime that governs the broadcast radio, broadcast television, cable television, wireline telephone, wireless telephone, and Internet industries. Students...

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K. Ziffren

Mitchell Course on the Future of Television, as part of the John H. Mitchell Future of Entertainment Initiative.This course covers specialized, advanced issues of current interest to transactional...

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This seminar explores the legal, moral, and political dimensions of climate change policy in relation to Indigenous peoples. Within the United States, federally-recognized Indian tribes are...

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N. Netanel D. Nimmer

Social media both underwrite a golden age of free speech and threaten to undermine democracy. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media bring unprecedented opportunities for...

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N. Netanel D. Nimmer

This yearlong research and writing seminar gives students the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge scholarship in the areas of entertainment, media, and intellectual property law, with a...

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P. Goodman

This seminar focuses on the interface between two important subjects: law and popular culture. Before class, students will see a series of films or television shows relating to law, lawyers, and...

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D. Cohen

This course will cover a full spectrum of legal issues relating to contemporary news media, including the laws of defamation, privacy, newsgathering and intellectual property. While we will focus on...

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S. Genco S. Hilderley J. Light

The Music Industry Clinic will allow students to take on the role of providing legal advice along with negotiating and drafting agreements related to the production, distribution and publishing of...

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S. Derian

This course will provide experiential opportunities for students interested in practicing in the sports industry in the United States. Each student will participate in one major experiential project...

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D. Cohen D. Mayeda

The Documentary Film Legal Clinic will give students the opportunity to provide legal counsel and representation to documentary filmmakers. The legal services for independent filmmakers may include:...

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