Law & Policy, Music Business

Grammys 2018: Entertainment Law Initiative® Announces Winner of Writing Competition


The 20th annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation has announced the winner and runnerup of its Writing Competition.

The winner is Rebecca Pollack, a law student at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, who wrote a paper titled “The DMCA Safe Harbors?”

The runner-up is Megan Abner, a law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, NY, who wrote a paper titled “Effects Of The FCC’s ‘Internet Freedom’ On The Music Industry And Potential Collaborative Solutions.”

The Entertainment Law Initiative Event is the nation’s preeminent gathering for entertainment attorneys, and it provides a forum for the industry to honor its own practitioners, hear from legal thought leaders, and support promising law students interested in entertainment law. Limited tickets remain and can be purchased at

This annual program also includes a Writing Competition that invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. A $10,000 scholarship is awarded to the author of the winning paper and a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the runner-up.

In addition, the winner receives travel and tickets to various 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® events. The GRAMMY Awards will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

For more information, visit Entertainment Law Initiative website.

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