The Recording Academy is kicking off its annual Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Writing Competition. Please visit the website for full details including rules, deadlines, and more. You may also view social media resources that include ready-made graphics for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Also, click here for additional details.

The Recording Academy®, in concert with some of the nation’s most prominent entertainment attorneys, established the Entertainment Law Initiative to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today.

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. For the past 22 years, the program has included a legal writing competition that offers law students the chance to win up to $10,000 in tuition-based scholarships.

The ELI Writing Competition challenges students to identify, research and write an essay outlining 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 two runners-up. This contest is open to Juris Doctorate (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) candidates at U.S. law schools.


  • $10,000 scholarship paid on behalf of the student toward their law school tuition
  • A private one-hour online mentorship session with a top entertainment attorney from the ELI Executive Committee
  • Recognition at the online ELI program and scholarship presentation on Jan. 29, 2021


  • $2,500 scholarship paid on behalf of the student toward their law school tuition
  • A private one-hour online mentorship session with a top entertainment attorney from the ELI Executive Committee
  • Recognition at the online ELI program and scholarship presentation on Jan. 29, 2021


Paper Submission Deadline

Jan. 4, 2021, 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST)

Winners Notified

Jan. 15, 2021

Online ELI Program and Scholarship Presentation

Jan. 29, 2021, Time TBA

Although the 2021 program and scholarship presentation will take place virtually, as in years past it will continue to provide a forum for the industry to honor its own practitioners, hear from legal thought leaders and support promising law students interested in entertainment law.

More information about the online ELI program and scholarship presentation will be released in December of 2020. Click HERE for information on registering to attend and sponsorship.

American Constitution Society (ACS) South Florida: Florida and the Presidential Transition Webinar – December 7, 2020


Monday, December 7, 2020 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST via Zoom.

Event Details:

There are over 4,000 politically appointed positions across the federal government. Join the South Florida, Tampa, and North Florida ACS Lawyer Chapters for a webinar describing the experiences of two Floridians who worked in the White House.


Frank Sanchez, Partner, Holland & Knight; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Trade; Former Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Keri Eisenbeis, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, BayCare Health System; Former Confidential Assistant to Associate Director and White House Office of Management and Budget

ACS is mobilizing its network and collaborating with other organizations to identify a pool of diverse, experienced candidates who are interested in government service. We have created a talent database for lawyers seeking presidential appointments. Learn more here.

Here’s the link to register for the free, virtual event.

Epstein Becker Green’s 23rd Annual Health Law Writing Competition

We are pleased to announce Epstein Becker Green’s 23rd Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is open to J.D. and L.L.M. candidates who are currently attending a U.S. law school or who attended a U.S. law school during the school year ending in May/June 2020.

Information about the Health Law Writing Competition, including competition rules and submission forms, may be found online. All submissions are due by February 26, 2021. Prizes for the top three submissions are $4,000, $2,000, and $500. There are also publication opportunities.

Papers must be submitted by Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Download Our Flyer (PDF). 

WEBINAR: Finding A Job in DC During Transition 2020 – Monday, November 23 at 6:00 pm ET

There will be thousands of jobs and internships available in the next few months. Come hear tips on getting that next position from a bipartisan lineup of experts with experience from Capitol Hill, the White House, presidential & congressional campaigns, nonprofits and the private sector.

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm ET

RSVP here for more details


– Kenny Thompson Jr., veteran of the Obama White House & 2008 Obama campaign and city government. Currently Senior Director & Head of External Affairs for PepsiCo.

– Stami Williams, veteran of House & Senate Republican offices, presidential and congressional campaigns. Currently Communications Director at the Republican State Leadership Committee and adjunct professor at George Washington University.

– Carlos Sanchez, veteran of House Democratic leadership offices, multiple presidential and congressional campaigns. Current Chief of Staff to Congressman Ben Ray Lujan.

– Moderator: Tom Manatos, Founder Tom Manatos Jobs

11/23 @ 6 PM ET
RSVP here for more details


Clifford Chance – Virtual Internships

What is the Clifford Chance Global Virtual Internship?

  • Select a Clifford Chance program. It is free to sign-up and complete these online programs.
  • Review the tasks to get started. There are a number of tasks you can complete within each program.
  • Get video instructions. Each task has video instructions from a firm employee.
  • Complete the tasks and upload your work. Completion of tasks will unlock example model answers.
Click here for additional information and to view the various programs. These programs are FREE to students.

Advancing Inclusion in Copyright & Register Barbara Ringer’s Legacy – Reminder to Register: Event on 11/19/20

Reminder to Register for Advancing Inclusion in Copyright and Register Barbara Ringer’s Legacy: Co-sponsored by the Institute for Technology Law & Policy and the United States Copyright Office.

WHEN:     Thursday, November 19th, 2020, from 5:00-6:00 PM EST

Join the U.S. Copyright Office, Georgetown Law’s Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic, and Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy as we examine the importance and work of creating space and opportunities in copyright and developing more diverse and inclusive legal systems for the benefit of all. This event extends and builds on the legacy of Barbara Ringer, the first woman Register of Copyrights, who invested in building broader representation during her tenure.

During the event, we will host a discussion from leading scholars of the relationship between intellectual property and critical race and feminist theory.

• Deidré A. Keller, Dean and Professor of Law, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law
• Madhavi Sunder, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
• Victoria Phillips, Director, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law

Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office Shira Perlmutter will provide opening remarks.

Amanda Levendowski, Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law and Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic, will provide a brief overview of Ringer’s impact on copyright.

Break-out network sessions will follow the discussion, facilitated by Ringer Fellows of the U.S. Copyright Office.

For additional details and to register, click here.

Invitation to Department of Justice (DOJ) Legal Internship Webinar on November 17, 2020

You are invited to attend a webinar introducing DOJ’s Volunteer Legal Internship Program. Students will learn about summer and academic-year vacancies, the application process, and get answers to their questions on Tuesday, November 17, at 1:00 PM ET.

No RSVP is required, but students will need to use the following links to access the webinar: Introduction to Volunteer Legal Internships at DOJ .

The webinar platform we are using is Microsoft Teams.  You can join by clicking the “join on the web” link that comes up when you click the meeting links:  Learn more about Teams.

Nationwide Consumer Protection Law Firm Seeking Attorney – REMOTE – Symplicity Job Posting ID# 27257

Nationwide Consumer Protection Law Firm is seeking a Florida licensed attorney with 0-5 years of experience to join firm’s busy litigation practice while working from the comfort of your home office. Position will entail litigating all aspects of breach of warranty and lemon law cases pending in courts throughout the State of Florida. Extensive training and mentoring will be provided.

Position will pay a competitive salary and provide paid vacation time, paid bar dues, paid CLE, and will also provide health insurance and 401k benefits. If interested, you may apply via Symplicity Job Posting ID# 27257.

Register for the MDFAWL and KMMF Speed Mentoring Program – Event on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Join Miami-Dade FAWL (MDFAWL) and its supporting organization the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation (KMMF) for the annual “Speed Mentoring” program.  Ready to start building your network in Miami?

This event is an opportunity for law students to meet potential judge and attorney mentors from the Miami legal community. Mentors and mentees will be paired following the event.

WHEN:       Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

VIRTUAL:  Via Zoom

RSVP here. Please visit the website and RSVP before November 12th, 2020.

FOOD AND DRUG LAW JOURNAL 2020 SYMPOSIUM: Complimentary for Students

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, is pleased to host the Food and Drug Law Journal 2020 Symposium, which is complimentary to full-time students.

WHEN:    November 12-13 | Virtual Event

Join scholars and practitioners to discuss the federal response to COVID-19 and potential legislative and regulatory changes that might help inform federal agencies’ responses to future pandemics. This year’s two-day virtual academic Symposium includes discussion of thoughtful scholarship from authors on issues such as legislative innovation, the pharmaceutical supply chain, vaccine-related liability, FDA’s One Health initiative, Emergency Use Authorizations, regulation of personal protective equipment, and new diagnostic tests, and other topics.

In collaboration with the Georgetown University Law Center and the O’Neill Institute of Global and National Health Law, this year’s topic, “This Teachable Moment: How COVID-19 Provides Lessons from FDA’s Past and Present That Will Benefit Its Future Preparedness,” takes place on November 12–13 as a completely virtual program. This academic Symposium will focus on the federal response to COVID-19 and potential legislative and regulatory changes that might help inform federal agencies’ responses to future pandemics. Authors will present their papers, followed by commentary from speakers and a moderated discussion.

To sign up, click here.

More information, including the agenda and confirmed speakers, is available on our website.