The law school calendar is filled with events involving speakers on cutting-edge issues in entertainment and media law. Each fall the law school hosts the annual Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, one of the premier conferences for practitioners in entertainment law, and each spring the law school hosts the annual Intellectual Property Institute, one of the premier conferences for practitioners in intellectual property law. Throughout the year, the Entertainment Law Society and the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society, some of our most active student organizations, organize outside speaker events and networking events involving lawyers, business executives and other players in the entertainment and media industries.
April 7, 2016
This event will provide an opportunity for law students to network with film and music students.
March 29, 2016
Join Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for a special presentation on patent litigation. Paul Tripodi, an experienced patent litigator, will provide valuable insight into this complex field. Bonus: If you are interested in working at an IP firm, this is a fantastic opportunity to get to know WSGR before OCI this summer.
March 24, 2016
Join ELS and IPTLS to hear about the current digital media landscape, predictions for its future, as well as career advice from our panelists. Featuring:
- Sarah Fergusson Chambless (Associate, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips)
- Matthew Moore (Senior Counsel, Buzzfeed)
- Carolyn Moneta (Agent, William Morris Endeavor)
March 8, 2016
Please join Professor E. Randol Schoenberg (Co-Founding Partner at Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP; USC Art Law Professor; and Gould Alumnus), and Sarah Conley Odenkirk (Founding Partner of The Law Office of Sarah Conley Odenkirk) as they discuss their impressive careers in art law. Discover what it means to be an "art lawyer" from both a litigation and transactional perspective.
February 29, 2016
This panel of practicing female attorneys will speak to the specific obstacles that women face in the entertainment legal field. Featuring:
- Elsa Ramo (Ramo Law PC)
- Nicole Bagood (Sheppard Mullin)
- Michal Keswick (NBCUniversal)
February 17, 2016
Steven Roth, founding partner of CAA, and Joshua Roth, head of UTA Fine Arts, will discuss their careers in the entertainment industry.
January 25, 2016
USC's Cinema School hosted this mixer for its current students and alumni at Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah.
November 21, 2015
This event provides an opportunity for law students and film students to network.
November 12, 2015
Irell & Manella attorneys will provide career advice, discuss the summer experience, and answer questions about working in IP law. This is NOT a women-only event, men are encouraged to attend! Featuring: Lisa Glasser, Sandy Haberny, Melissa Rabbani, Lauren Drake, and Talin Gordnia.
November 9, 2015
LACBA's Entertainment and IP section will bring attorneys in the entertainment industry to speak about their practices. LACBA will also showcase to students the many opportunities for students to get involved in their programming to learn more about the industry and to network with professionals. Featuring:
- Corey Field (Corey Field Law Group, P.C.)
- Aaron Rea (in house at The Tennis Channel)
- Rami Yanni (SVP, Business & Legal Affairs at Saban Brands LLC)
October 26, 2015
Join the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association for its annual panel discussion on careers in IP law. Featuring:
- Paul Bost, Sheppard Mullin (Copyrights, Trademark, Licensing)
- Chris Sukhaphadhana, Mattel (Patent Counsel)
- Erol Basol, Morrison & Foerster (Patent Prosecution)
Moderated by: Ashleigh Landis, Morrison & Foerster LLP (Patent Litigation)
October 12, 2015
This event will feature minorities in entertainment law and will discuss their career paths, their roles in the industry, tips for networking and breaking into the entertainment industry. Featuring:
- Kobie Conner (VP, Business Affairs at 20th Century Fox)
- Yaphett Powell (Associate Principal Counsel, Digital/Media Distribution at Disney)
- Valerie Barreiro (Director of USC's Intellectual Property and Technology Clinic; Former Vice President of Legal Affairs at NBCUniversal)
September 30, 2015
This panel featuring in house counsel, talent rep attorney, and an entertainment attorney at a law firm will expose students (especially 1Ls) to the various career paths and roles an attorney can have in the entertainment industry. Featuring:
- Marisa Kapust (Donaldson + Callif)
- Andrew Dansker (Fox Legal Group).
September 22, 2015
This session provides students on information on ELS's annual trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
September 21, 2015
This co-sponsored event create an opportunity for the JD and LLM community to meet and talk about their common interests in Intellectual Property and Entertainment law.