Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

22nd ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE® WRITING COMPETITION

The Entertainment Law Initiative fosters future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities. Now in its 22nd year, the program has grown to include a national legal writing competition. The ELI Writing Competition challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A nationwide panel of music law experts will judge the papers in a blind process to select a winner and a runner up. This contest is open to Juris Doctorate (JD) and master of laws (LLM) candidates currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school.

ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE

  • $10,000 scholarship
  • Two tickets to and recognition onstage at the 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative event & Scholarship Presentation on Jan. 24, 2020
  • Two tickets to the MusiCares® Person of the Year gala on Jan. 24, 2020
  • Two tickets to the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Jan. 26, 2020
  • Round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two to attend these events

TWO RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE

  • $2,500 scholarship

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline

Jan. 2, 2020

10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST)

Winners Announced

Jan. 14, 2020

ELI Event & Scholarship Presentation, Los Angeles

Jan. 24, 2020

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