The GRAMMY Foundation, in concert with some of the nation's most prominent entertainment attorneys, has established the Entertainment Law Initiative to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. ELI also endeavors to support future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation's top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities.
Three major components comprise ELI: an annual breakfast program in New York City called "Breakfast with ELI," a national writing competition for law students, and a high-profile luncheon during GRAMMY Week.
ELI Executive Committee Members
ELI Service Award Recipients
- 2006 – Al Schlesinger
- 2007 – Paul Marshall
- 2008 – David Braun
- 2009 – Jay Cooper
- 2010 – Joel Katz
- 2011 – John Frankenheimer
- 2012 – John Branca
- 2013 – Chuck Ortner
- 2014 – Don Passman
2014 Entertainment Law Initiative Scholarship Recipients
(ELI Competition Winner)
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
The Day The Music Died: Digital Inheritance And The Music Industry
William Mitchell College of Law
Last Call At The Oasis: Modifying The Noninteractive Webcast Royalty System To Support Sustainability
University of Virginia School of Law
Lyrical Restraint: Lyrics Sites And Copyright Infringement
James H. Richardson
UCLA School of Law
Create A Compulsory License Scheme for On-Demand Digital Media Platforms
For information about the ELI Writing Competition or seating at the ELI Luncheon contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about upcoming events, visit the Entertainment Law Initiative Facebook page.
ELI is co-sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.