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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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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
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