Externship Category: Entertainment Law
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|Georgia Lawyers for the Arts |
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) provides a unique opportunity for law students to gain meaningful exposure to entertainment and intellectual property law. GLA is a nonprofit legal and educational services organization providing $1 million annually in free legal services to musicians, film makers, songwriters, galleries, nonprofit arts organizations, and literary and visual artists.In addition, GLA recently launched, with the support of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Georgia PATENTS, the state's only inventor assistance program established to provide pro bono legal assistance to solo inventors, non-profits, and qualifying small businesses.
Our externs interact with clients on a daily basis and are expected to take on a great deal of responsibility and maintain a professional demeanor in a fast-paced and exciting work environment. GLA externs perform substantive legal research on IP and entertainment-related matters in both transactional and litigation issues, write legal memos, draft and review contracts, make recommendations on the handling of pro bono cases, conduct client follow-up, assign cases to volunteer attorneys, attend and organize educational seminars, and accompany staff attorneys on client consultations with GLA member artists and art organizations.
|Georgia State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Compliance Office |
The Georgia State University Athletic Department is a Division I Football Bowl Subdivision athletic program within the Sun Belt Conference. Georgia State currently sponsors sixteen Division I sports. Although externs within the Compliance Office gain experience in a variety of different ways, their primary responsibilities include the following: researching and interpreting NCAA and Sun Belt Conference legislation; developing compliance education materials (including oral presentations) for coaches, student-athletes and staff; researching and drafting NCAA waivers and interpretation requests; assisting with the initial eligibility certification process; monitoring practices and games to ensure compliance with NCAA rules; and conducting audits of documentation relating to recruiting and practice activities.
Externs are expected to fulfill certain game day responsibilities and therefore must be available during some Georgia State home football and basketball contests.