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The 2021 GRAMMY Week event provided a platform for current leading practitioners and the next generation of entertainment attorneys to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the music industry today.
The Recording Academy continues with ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the organization and beyond by honoring BESLA with the 2021 ELI Service Award and hosting a compelling roundtable discussion about leadership and expectations moving forward to achieve widespread music industry diversity.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Entertainment Law Initiative event took place virtually in its 23rd year. But despite the digital format, the annual GRAMMY Week event once again provided a platform for current leading practitioners and the next generation of entertainment attorneys to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the music industry today.
Not long after its inception, the Entertainment Law Initiative grew to include a legal writing competition that gives Juris Doctorate (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) candidates enrolled in U.S. law schools the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in tuition-based scholarships. The competition challenges students to pinpoint a compelling legal problem in today's music landscape, then write a well-researched 3,000-word essay that proposes a solution to the central idea.
The Recording Academy was pleased to recognize this year's winner, Sophia Sofferman, Esq., an LLM candidate at the University of Miami School of Law, for her paper, "It's My [Recapture Right], And It's Now or Never…". Sophia received the winning $10,000 scholarship, a mentor session with an ELI Executive Committee member. She will have her paper published in the American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Lawyer journal.