Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society (EASL)
The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society (EASL) at St. John's School of Law was created to encourage and support students considering careers in the fields of entertainment, arts and sports law. The mission of the Society is to help shape the Law School's entertainment arts and sports law curriculum and to host a wide variety of extra-curricular events targeted at students who are interested in practicing in these related practice areas. Each year the Society hosts an assortment of events, panels, symposia and competitions. These activities focus on the areas of substantive law that form the working tools of the entertainment practitioner, (business organizations, contracts, dispute resolution, intellectual property, labor and employment, negotiation and taxation) and on the practical, hands-on utilization of those disciplines in the representation of clients in the art, communications, film, internet/new media, music, publishing, television and sports industries. In addition, the Society fosters professional networking to allow students the opportunity to interface with practicing entertainment, arts and sports lawyers who are part of the St. John’s alumni community.