swlawJust a mention of some Southwestern Law School-related matters of potential note to Entertainment Law practitioners:

  • With the rise of pervasive technology, including as has been noted on the blog in the entertainment field through apps, social media, fan websites and other developments, privacy considerations also have raced to the fore for the public and policy-makers. This may make it worthwhile for those in the legal field to hear more on the topic at the Biederman Institute’s inaugural Online Privacy Conference on Feb. 22. Space is limited, registration is required and the event will include prospective CLE credit. And while it may be a bit of a stretch, as has been noted at a recent topical conference covered by the blog, there’s global concern on the plight of children and the need to protect them better (including from potential exposure to and exploitation in entertainment and media projects abroad). So it may be of interest, too, that also Feb. 22, the Southwestern Journal of International Law will sponsor a symposium on The Future of Children in International Law.
  • With clients constantly clamoring about material that can be developed into projects, those in the entertainment field may want to suggest stories near and dear — tales of the practice of law. So here’s a nod the Journal of Legal Education, which is produced at Southwestern and recently conducted, then published winners in its Legal Fiction contest.
  • And while some lawyers may be reading some especially glum media reports about the field, there’s more than a little rising optimism at Southwestern and its Koreatown neighborhood as the much-awaited on-campus dorms get closer by the day to completion; the new housing and parking will be a milestone in the century-old institution’s life.