SWLAW Blog | Entertainment & Media Law
March 28, 2019
Southwestern Law School Named Top in Entertainment - AGAIN! Can we talk???
Southwestern has maintained Top Entertainment Law School status since the list was first published by The Hollywood Reporter (THR) eight years ago. THR's list identifies "elite institutions churning out top-tier showbiz litigators and dealmakers." We present THR's 2019 list below. - the parenthetical numbers are the schools' 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
THR Top Entertainment Law Schools - March 27, 2019
- No. 1: UCLA School of Law (15)
- No. 2: Harvard Law School (3)
- No. 3: USC Gould School of Law (17)
- No. 4-TIE: Columbia Law School (5)
- No. 4-TIE: Georgetown Law (14)
- No. 6: UC Berkeley School of Law (10)
- No. 7-TIE: Southwestern Law School (RNP 152)
- No. 7-TIE: University of Michigan Law School (9)
- No. 9-TIE: NYU School of Law (6)
- No. 9-TIE: Stanford Law School (2)
QUESTION: How does an RNP, non-profit, stand-alone, regional law school secure a place among these T-17 legal ed giants?
ANSWER: There is only ONE way: By producing a competitive amount of THR entertainment power lawyers and legends.
Lisa Callif '01, Warren Dern '91, Neville Johnson '75, and Daniel Petrocelli '80 hold five of the 100 Power Lawyers spots.
P. John Burke '76, is one of only 17 attorneys included in THR's inaugural class of "Legal Legends" whose "impact on Hollywood is so historic and lasting they transcend the Power Lawyers list."
Complete list here.
THR's Top Entertainment Law Schools list identifies "elite institutions churning out top-tier showbiz litigators and dealmakers."
The Hollywood Reporter - Issue No. 11, March 27, 2019 -(page 96)
We publish this blog NOT to shine a light on the absurdity of the USN rankings, or to shame other Los Angeles law schools that do not appear on the list, but rather to celebrate, thank, and honor Southwestern's hard-working alumni, passionate faculty (adjuncts too) and staff, the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, our deans, and our current students (aka future Power Lawyers).
P. John Burke '76 is one of only 17 attorneys included in THR's inaugural class of "Legal Legends" whose "impact on Hollywood is so historic and lasting they transcend the Power Lawyers list."
The Hollywood Reporter - Issue No. 11, March 27, 2019 - (page 94)
Congratulations to all of the Top Entertainment Law Schools and Power Lawyers/Legends.
Southwestern is honored to be listed among such strong institutions and individuals. We are grateful to The Hollywood Reporter for acknowledging the great work and impact our humble institution has on the entertainment industry - or as THR calls it "SHOWBIZ."
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