Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Summer Entertainment Law

In addition to the Summer Entertainment Law Program in
Los Angeles, Southwestern offers the
London International Entertainment Law Program.

For more information on all of Southwestern's entertainment law programs, see the Biederman Entertainment Law Institute.
In conjunction with Southwestern's regular summer session, Southwestern offers numerous entertainment-law related courses in a program collectively called: Summer Entertainment Law Program in Los Angeles (PDF). The program features:
  • specialized entertainment, media and sports law courses taught by top lawyers in the entertainment industry
  • a variety of 2-5 unit externships in television, motion picture/recording studios, and other entertainment/sports industry settings.
  • additional summer session courses to provide students with greater scheduling flexibility

Summer Calendar and Courses

See Summer Session


Students who have satisfactorily completed one year of full-time or part-time study at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school are eligible to enroll. Each applicant must also submit a letter of good standing from his or her current law school.

Credit and Grades

The Summer Entertainment Law Program is offered as part of the ABA-approved curriculum of Southwestern Law School. The program complies with ABA and AALS requirements. All entertainment and media law courses for the summer are graded. Externships are offered on a credit/no credit basis.


See Summer Session

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Registration and Academic Records Office
Summer Entertainment Law Program
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90010
Phone: (213) 738-6734
Fax: (213) 383-1688

  • Visiting Students' Registration Information and Instructions (PDF)

Each applicant must submit a letter of good standing from his or her current law school. Applicants are responsible for informing the Registrar at Southwestern of changes in address or telephone number.

Enrollment is limited and will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. A $50 student services fee must be submitted with the application. If the student is accepted into the program, the student services fee is non-refundable. In the event of withdrawal on or before the first day of class, all payments except the $50 student services fee will be refunded. Thereafter, tuition will be refunded on a pro-rated basis.

Students interested in obtaining financial aid for the summer program should contact the Financial Aid Office at their home law school.

Southwestern Law School reserves the right to cancel the program in case of emergency or under-enrollment. In the event of such cancellation, all payments will be refunded.