The Mason Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic

The Mason Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic provides support to individual creators, small businesses, and non-profit organizations carried out by experienced students supervised by Founding Clinical Professor Sandra Aistars and three Adjunct Professors.

Among the clients we have worked with are individual authors, musicians, filmmakers, screenwriters, songwriters, professional organizations, and small businesses of all kinds. Our work ranges from helping creators seek copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office, advising copyright owners regarding unauthorized use of their work.

If you are a creator seeking legal support, please feel free to contact us.

Students who are interested in joining the clinic may reach out to apply.

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.