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ajoe007
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Joint Entertainment Programs

Postby ajoe007 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:09 pm

Hey everyone this is my first post, but I am looking for some helpful guidance.

I am currently applying to law schools, and I am interested mainly in entertainment law, specifically of the music industry. Programs like the University of Miami's dual degree in Music Business/Law are very appealing to me, however I am not very interested in UMiami. I was wondering if there are any comparable programs. For instance, NYU has a great law school, and a graduate program in music business, but I couldn't find any joint degree information? If anyone could suggest some similar programs/guidance here I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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paratactical
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Re: Joint Entertainment Programs

Postby paratactical » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:17 pm

It is incredibly difficult to work in entertainment law and nearly impossible to plan it, barring previous experience and connections. Your best bet is to go to the best school you can get into and try to work for a law firm that has media clients and eventually have the potential to go inhouse at one of those companies. Unless, of course, you already work in the industry and have connections.

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Re: Joint Entertainment Programs

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:47 pm

I doubt you really need a dual degree. If you are a candidate for NYU that might be you best bet. I'd look at other schools in music towns like Vandy (depending on your type of music) and UCLA just because you might be able to use proximity to get a foot in the door somewhere. It is a gamble so NYU seems safest minus a scholarship.

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Re: Joint Entertainment Programs

Postby Noval » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:27 pm

The market for Entertainment Lawyers is small and extremely competitive.

It's being controlled by a bunch of elitists who do not like new guys unless they know them.
Breaking there is more about luck than studies, if you're one of the lucky ones, you might expect 1m to 3m in salary, but there's obviously no way to predict how you can find a job in this area.

Do like others suggested, go to the best possible Law School and start networking from there, the more people you talk to, the greater your odds are, having an undergraduate degree in specialized music may not hurt you as you already know how the industry works.
If it's not the case, you'll have to fight harder with networking, meet people, talk to Partners, use everything at your disposal to make useful contacts, sending your CV to firms and companies will NOT get you a job anywhere, especially in Law and Business related fields of Music and Entertainment.




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