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Southwestern a leader in entertainment law

April 27, 2016

A Leader in Entertainment Law

Southwestern continues to be recognized as a top school for entertainment law by the entertainment media such as The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.

Since 2012, when The Hollywood Reporter initiated its annual Top Entertainment Law Schools list, Southwestern has been included all five years. This year, Southwestern is #6 on the list, which is featured in THR’s 2016 “Power Lawyers” issue. Originally in 2012, THR “evaluated course offerings, practical training and the esteemed alumni of the nation’s more than 200 law schools to create this first-ever list.” The subsequent lists have been based on alumni in the entertainment industries.

Among the 100 top entertainment attorneys included in the 2016 roster of “Power Lawyers” were prominent Southwestern alumni John Burke ’76 of Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld; Lisa Callif ‘01 of Donaldson+Callif; Warren Dern ‘91 of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern; Neville Johnson ‘75 of Johnson & Johnson; and Daniel Petrocelli ‘80 of O’Melveny & Myers. Mr. Petrocelli was also the subject of a major feature article about his many high profile cases and clients, both within and beyond the entertainment industry.

Professors Steve Krone and Robert LindIn The Hollywood Reporter/THR, Esq. article, “Law Schools Balance Past With Future to Prep Young Entertainment Lawyers” (also in Billboard), Professors Steven Krone and Robert Lind of Southwestern’s Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute shared their views on the ever-evolving entertainment law curriculum.