530.01 Entertainment Law

Law 530 (“Introduction to Entertainment Law”) explores how principles of intellectual property, contract law, media law and labor law inform the practice of entertainment law, and provides a comprehensive, “nuts and bolts” introduction to working as an entertainment lawyer.  The course focuses on learning practical legal and business skills such as drafting and negotiating financing, development, production and distribution deals in the motion picture and television industry.  The final course grade will be based on (i) class attendance and participation (50%), (ii) drafting and negotiating assignments (25%), and (iii) a final project, which will include an in-class presentation and long-form drafting assignment (25%). 

Special Notes:

First and last class mtg. in-person/others via Zoom

Enrollment Pre-/Co- Requisite Information

Prerequisites: Law 130 Contracts, and either IP (Law 270) or Copyright (Law 322).

Spring 2023

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Sarah Vacchiano
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-530-01-Sp23
Email list: LAW-530-01-Sp23@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice