The Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic

The Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic offers an immersive experience for law students seeking to develop legal and policy skills related to copyright law. Under the supervision of Professor Sandra Aistars, students will have the opportunity to work with clients in the creative industries, as well as non-profit organizations and small businesses. The clinic also provides opportunities for students to participate in specialized counseling sessions and complete projects in partnership with the U.S. Copyright Office. This advocacy-focused course is a graded offering during the fall and spring semesters and offers a total of 3 credits each semester.

In the following sections, we will explore the benefits of this course for both clients and student applicants.

Are you an artist or creator who needs help protecting your copyright?

The Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at Antonin Scalia Law School can help. Our experienced students work under the supervision of Professor Sandra Aistars to provide free legal services to artists and creators in need. We have helped clients with a wide range of copyright issues, including:

  • Copyright infringement
  • Copyright registration
  • Copyright licensing
  • Copyright termination
  • Copyright fair use

If you need help protecting your copyright, please contact us today. We are here to help.

Do you want to enhance the education of your law degree to protect the rights of artists and creators?

The Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at Antonin Scalia Law School is a hands-on opportunity for students to learn the legal and policy skills required to advocate for copyright owners. Under the supervision of Professor Sandra Aistars, students will work on behalf of non-profit organizations, individual artists and creators, small businesses, and the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) in multiple institutional settings in which copyright law and policy are developed.

In this clinic, you will:

  • Develop substantive legal knowledge in copyright and related areas of law
  • Gain practical skills in research, writing, and advocacy
  • Counsel clients and prepare legal and policy documents
  • Participate in specialized artist counseling sessions
  • Complete special projects at the invitation of the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Meet with and learn from relevant government officials and experienced practitioners
  • Visit agencies, Congress, and/or the White House

If you are passionate about the arts and entertainment, and you want to make a difference in the world, then the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic is the perfect place for you.