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June 24, 2024

Southwestern Law School Recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as a Top Institution for Entertainment Law

Los Angeles, CA – Southwestern Law School has been recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the "13 Best Law Schools to Jumpstart Your Hollywood Career." Positioned among institutions like Harvard, UCLA, and Columbia, Southwestern is honored to be recognized as a key player in shaping the next generation of entertainment lawyers and executives. 

Southwestern was selected for its innovative entertainment law curriculum, which expanded in 2024 to include courses such as AI in the Entertainment Industry, International Live Theater Business and Legal Affairs, and Influencer Law. These new courses are designed to prepare students for the rapidly changing entertainment landscape. 

Dean Darby Dickerson said, “Our new courses and programs are designed to ensure our students are well-prepared for careers in entertainment law. Being recognized by The Hollywood Reporter highlights the strength of our offerings and the success of our graduates.” 

Southwestern is home to the Biederman Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law Institute, renowned for its comprehensive and cutting-edge approach to legal education in entertainment. The Institute hosts symposia, workshops, and guest lectures featuring top legal minds and entertainment executives. It also offers an international summer program in London and operates a clinic devoted to entertainment and the arts.. 

For more information about Southwestern Law School and its entertainment law programs, visit swlaw.edu/Biederman.