ยป Entertainment Law Emphasis Program

Become a specialist in entertainment law at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, one of the nation's best schools to prepare you for a career in entertainment law. Students can earn a certificate in entertainment law in Chapman’s Entertainment Law Emphasis Program while working in our innovative Entertainment Law Clinic or securing exciting internships and externships in such disciplines as film, television, and music law.

One of the only programs of its kind in the United States, the Entertainment Law Emphasis Program faculty have broad entertainment industry experience. Students learn the legal aspects of the entertainment business, including intellectual property rights, entertainment contract negotiations, licensing, and more.  

Our Southern California location and proximity to Hollywood provide excellent opportunities for practical training, networking, and post-graduation employment in the entertainment law industry. Our popular Entertainment & Sports Law Society provides even greater networking opportunities, with frequent guest speakers and special programs, including the annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium.

Entertainment law students also have the ability to take courses in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at Chapman University's acclaimed Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The MFA curriculum includes classes taught jointly by law and film professors.

Upon completion of the Entertainment Law Emphasis Program, law students will receive a formal certificate and transcript notation.


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Chapman University Entertainment Law Clinic

Entertainment Law Clinic


Gain practical experience in entertainment law by participating in Chapman's Entertainment Law Clinic. Students in the clinic draft contracts for real filmmakers and earn on-screen credit for their work.