Southwestern Law School soon not only will both give the considerable recognition due three  outstanding Entertainment Law attorneys for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education, it also will look to the future and the creation of more intriguing opportunities for students interested in pursuing a practice in the field. This will all occur through the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception where: Thomas H. Hoberman ’75 (left) will receive the award for Outstanding Alumnus in Entertainment and Media Law; Deborah Drooz ’85 will be recognized as Outstanding Adjunct Professor in Entertainment and Media Law; and Russell Frackman (right) will receive the Donald E. Biederman Legacy Award. The reception, hosted by the Biederman Institute and Southwestern’s Entertainment and Intellectual Property Alumni Association, will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  on Oct. 26 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Proceeds from the event will help establish the groundbreaking Entertainment and the Arts Legal Aid Clinic at Southwestern. The clinic will enable Southwestern students to provide legal services to a wide array of creative artists — such as writers, actors, musicians, film students, game designers and painters — who would otherwise be financially unable to secure the assistance of a lawyer, and to help strengthen Southwestern’s position as a leader in the field.

“Tom, Deb and Russ all personify excellence in everything they do – as lawyers and members of the legal community, as friends of the Southwestern family, and as people,” said Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute. “We simply could not have a better slate of honorees.” For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, call the Alumni Affairs Office at (213) 738-6814 or click here. The reception will include hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar.