Entertainment law focuses on providing legal services to the entertainment industry which includes the music, movie, sports and theatre industries. Entertainment law includes a variety of specialty areas. The principal areas of Entertainment Law overlap substantially with intellectual property law (licensing, copyright, and trademark). Some of the other practice areas that impact Entertainment Law include corporate/business transactions, tax, contracts, labor and employment, and media law.
The goal of this LibGuide is to assist law students, professors, and staff interested in entertainment law. Hopefully, this LibGuide will help researchers navigate through the entertainment law resources available at the University of Kansas School of Law Wheat Law Library as well as Public Internet Resources. This LibGuide will be particularly useful to law students interested in entertainment law as a prospective career. While several resources are available to the public, some are only available to KU law students, professors, and staff.
Given the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the field, this guide is selective and focuses on general sources on entertainment law rather than sources on specific subjects, such as copyright or the First Amendment. For more information on those sources, see our other research guides on those specific subjects.
Navigating the Entertainment Law LibGuide
Sections of the Entertainment Law LibGuide: