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Grammy Foundation 13th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

The Grammy Foundation’s 13th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative writing competition and scholarship program is a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law.

Winners of the scholarships have found that the exposure created through the program has aided in career development for years to come.  Past winners now work as music and intellectual property lawyers throughout the country.

The grand prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and the four runners-up each receive $1,500 scholarships.  All five winning articles will be published in a major law journal.  The winners are also flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon in front of an audience comprised of some of the top entertainment attorneys in the country.  The winners also attend GRAMMY week events including the GRAMMY Awards telecast and the MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute.

The deadline to submit a paper is January 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. PST/2:00 p.m. EST.  Winners will be announced February 4, 2011 and the scholarship luncheon in Los Angeles will be on February 11, 2011.

For complete contest rules, send an e-mail to the Entertainment Law Initiative .