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Entertainment, Media, and Arts Law Students Association

The mission of the Entertainment, Media, and Arts Law Students Association (EMALSA) is to provide a forum for students to explore opportunities in entertainment law, to cultivate important connections with practitioners and industry leaders, and to investigate developments in the law and music, theatre, motion picture, television, cable, radio, media, publishing, and visual arts industries. EMALSA facilitates a variety of professional, academic, and recreational activities, including:

  • Guest speaker forums featuring practitioners, industry representatives, academics, public policy experts, and legislators;
  • Alumni outreach programs, mentoring opportunities, and networking events;
  • Course selection, seminar, and entertainment program assistance to help members build strong foundations in entertainment law;
  • Volunteering opportunities with arts and entertainment law organizations;
  • Movie nights and social outings; and
  • Scholarship, competition, and publication advising.

Members have published articles in entertainment law journals and successfully competed in prestigious national competitions such as the BMI/Cardozo Entertainment Moot Court Competition and the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative national writing competition.

EMALSA membership is open to the entire Law School community. EMALSA welcomes students to explore this unique field, harnessing a range of academic disciplines, including intellectual property, contracts, business, labor and employment, securities, tax, arbitration, litigation, and negotiation.