Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grammy Foundation Contest - Online Tutorial for February Deadline $5,000 grand prize and ticket to Grammy Awards

Dear Law Students:
Thanks so much as always for your interest in the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition. In an effort to make the content of our Writing Competition Workshops more accessible we have placed one online. The panel was filmed on 9/22 here at the GRAMMY offices in Santa Monica. The program appears in three parts on here:
Featured Panelists:
· Scott Goldman, Vice President The GRAMMY Charities
· Henry Root, Partner at Lapidus, Root, Franklin, & Sacharow LLP
· Goldie Gabriel, Attorney, Warner/Chappell Music, 2007 ELI Writing Competition Finalist
The workshop is intended provide law students with tips and information on successful approaches for submission to the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition. Additionally the panelists discuss the realities of entering today’s music business as a young lawyer, and some issues the industry is currently facing.
I have attached a copy of the materials that were distributed at the program. Please feel free to distribute the attached link and materials to anyone and everyone you deem appropriate. Should have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me an email and I will do my best to answer.
Thanks so much and good luck!


The ELI Essay Competition invites law students focusing on the entertainment practice to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. The contest culminates with the winning student authors presenting their essays at the prestigious ELI luncheon on February 11, 2011.

First Place Winner Receives $5000
Four Semifinalists Receive $1,500

All Winners receive:
One GRAMMY Awards Show Ticket
Round Trip Airfare to the GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles
Hotel Accommodations
Ticket to The MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Dinner

Submission deadline is Jan 3rd 2011 @ 11am PST (2pm EST)
Winners will be announced on February 4, 2011

For a complete listing of competition rules, and ELI Writing Competition Workshops
go to the Entertainment Law Initiative page on
Simply search for “The Entertainment Law Initiative” or just go to

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Co-Sponsored by
The ABA Forum on the
Entertainment and Sports Industries

The GRAMMY Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) was conceived as a means to recognize and further develop the bond between the legal profession and the recording community with the goal of resolving issues confronting the music industry. One of the premier educational initiatives of ELI is the national legal writing contest and scholarship program, which is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. Law students from across the country are invited to research, analyze and submit essays regarding important issues facing the industry.