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Young Entertainment Lawyers Committee
The mission of the Young Entertainment Lawyers Committee is to provide law students and lawyers of all levels interested in pursuing a career in entertainment law with an opportunity to network with and learn from attorneys practicing in various industries of entertainment law. Our Committee strives to achieve this goal by offering its members with both entertaining and educational events that encourage candid communications and foster professional networking.
Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship
Law students, take note of this publishing and scholarship opportunity: The Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (EASL), in partnership with BMI, the world’s largest music performing rights organization, has established the Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship! Created in memory of Cowan, an esteemed entertainment lawyer and a former Chair of EASL, the Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship fund offers up to two awards of $2,500 each on an annual basis in Phil Cowan’s memory to a law student who is committed to a practice concentrating in one or more areas of entertainment, art or sports law.
Sports Law Committee
The Sports Law Committee’s mission is to identify, inform and educate the members of the Committee and other interested parties on legal issues facing the sports industry and how those legal issues impact the business of sports; to provide networking and outreach opportunities for members and professionals in the sports industry; and to provide education, career guidance, support and mentoring to law students interested in the field of sports law.
Phil Cowan/BMI Memorial Scholarship
The Phil Cowan/BMI Memorial Scholarship (PC/BMI Scholarship), established in memory of former EASL Section Chair Phil Cowan, sponsors an annual writing competition open to law students in all accredited law school throughout New York State, along with Rutgers and Seton Hall, as well as a number of other law schools on a rotating basis throughout the United States.