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  • Arts, Sports & Entertainment Law Clinic

Student Perspectives

"When deciding on law schools, the availability of an entertainment law clinic was a huge factor, and not many schools offer this incredibly valuable experience. As an attorney that practices solely entertainment law, I can say without question that the practical application of basic intellectual property theory is crucial to a successful career. Entertainment law, unlike most areas of practice, is best learned by experience that cannot be found in books or the classroom."

Kent M. Marcus '96
Founder, KMM, PC; a Nashville-based music entertainment law firm and attorney behind the Kings of Leon

"The practical experience and knowledge that I gained through my work with the Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic provided me with a great introduction to the field of entertainment law and was a welcome addition to my legal education. The reward of seeing your work benefit real-world clients and influence real-world situations almost makes the achievement of a letter grade an afterthought."

Ryan Fleischer '08
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
Robert Morris University

“In the Entertainment Law Clinic, I was able to learn firsthand how the music business really worked. I have taken those lessons and applied them to my company today.”

Stacey M. Brewer '05
Founder and CEO of Hampton Blu Entertainment, LLC

“The Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic’s role in preparing me for a profession in sports and entertainment was invaluable. I learned the fundamentals in the classroom, but the Clinic gave me real world experience by providing me with the opportunity to manage a client’s legal needs firsthand. The experience I gained by participating in the Clinic was invaluable in preparing me for my profession and I credit it with taking my legal education to the next level.”

Nathan Partington '05
Vice President, Licensing, Fathead, LLC