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    I have just graduated with an LLB Law degree from the University of East Anglia. In my final year I took a non-law module in Media, Cultural Theory. The media has been an interest of mine throughout my academic career, studying the media at GCSE and A-level.

    To combine the two interests i hope that entertaiment and media law is the ideal route i should take for my career.

    I start my masters in Sept this year in Media Law, Policy and Practice. During this time, I need to find as much relevant work experience as possible.

    I was hoping someone could shed come light on what this "relevant work experience" would include.

    It is obvious that i should start with law firms which specialise in media and entertainment law, such as defamation/privacy rights etc. However, if anyone could recommend companies, such as tv channels with legal departments or radio stations or magazines that offer work experience from now and during university vacations that would be extremely helpful.

    Also if anyone is taking the same route as I am regarding media law and has had work experience in this field; or has reached the desired goal of becoming an entertainment lawyer any advice that will be useful to me would be much appreciated.

    Thank you

    Are you planning on taking a gap year at some point? If you start your Masters in September 2009 and your LPC in September 2010, presumably you would want to start your Training Contract in 2011. However, if that's the case, you've just missed the deadline for applying for 2011 Training Contracts. I think that ideally you would have applied for Vacation Schemes in Winter 2008/2009 and be doing the work experience this Summer.

    I can't help with the media companies aspect, but have a look at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/E...spx?ssid=29437 for law firms which are highly ranked for media work. Or if you're interested in defamation: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/E...spx?ssid=29793

    Out of interest, what is it about media law in particular that appeals to you?
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    Yes I am taking a gap year after i have finished law school and starting training contract in 2012. My circumstances and plans changed of what I was intending to do this summer, so this is why I have not got any work experience this summer.

    My love of studying the law and the media studies was brought into one in my last year of studying. In my last year of university, in the first semester I took a non-law module, media and cultural theory. This gave me an insight into the legal implications through certain publications, such as advertising and television programmes.

    In addition to this, I studied defamation in tort law in my second year.

    The law governing the publications within the entertainment industries is a constantly evolving field. Especially due to the increasing rise of ‘celebrity culture’ meaning privacy action cases are becoming more visible and apparent in court. In an era where the internet is the source of much unregulated dissemination, there is a rise of social networking sites such as facebook, bebo and myspace has led to much debate as to the legal repurcussions of use of and certain conduct on these sites.

    This is something that I would like to be involved in and considering to base my dissertation on.

    Thank you for the website addresses
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