Top 10 Schools for Entertainment Law

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In 2014, Law Street Media released its first set of law school rankings, in response to the changing legal education industry. Law Street Specialty Rankings are a detailed resource for prospective law students as they consider the many law schools across the country. You'll notice some differences this year, as we return to the categories we first ranked in 2014. This year, we've changed the way we do our methodology slightly, to reflect feedback from our readers and the law school community. We've also redesigned our look, to make it easier to navigate and compare various schools. But as always, Law Street Specialty Rankings are built to blend the quantitative and qualitative in a way that accurately highlights the top law schools based on specialty programs.

This year's law school specialty rankings were compiled by Anneliese Mahoney, Alexis Evans, Celia Heudebourg, Gabe Fernandez, James Levinson, Josh Schmidt, and Marcus Dieterle.

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3. University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law: 93 Points

Jobs: 13/20

UCLA Law offers solid job prospects for its students. In terms of experiential learning, UCLA Law works with its students to get them involved in externships that focus on entertainment law in Los Angeles. 



Classes: 25/25

UCLA Law takes advantage of its location in sunny California to offer Hollywood-specific entertainment law courses, including “Law and Practice with the ‘Hollywood’ Guilds.”



Networking: 15/15

UCLA Law is home to an Entertainment Symposium that has been running for more than 40 years. This year’s symposium focused on embracing changes in the entertainment law industry. The school also regularly hosts panels and speakers focused on sports and media law. 


Extracurriculars: 15/15

UCLA Law has an Entertainment Law Association, an Art Law Society, and a Sports Law Federation. UCLA also has more distinctive student organizations like the Gaming Law Association.



Location: 15/15

UCLA Law’s location offers one of the best opportunities for students to gain experience in the field of entertainment law.




Other Rankings: 10/10

UCLA’s law school has been recognized on multiple other sites for its superb entertainment law program, earning it a perfect score in this category.

Anneliese Mahoney
Anneliese Mahoney is Managing Editor at Law Street and a Connecticut transplant to Washington D.C. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a passion for law, politics, and social issues. Contact Anneliese at



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