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 Contracts Clinic or securing exciting internships and externships in disciplines that include 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 Sports and Entertainment Law Society provides even greater networking opportunities, with frequent guest speakers and special programs.
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.