BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Te Southern University Law Center announced the creation of a new program for students who are interested in entertainment law.

The Southern University Law Center (SULC) and Diverse Representation, an organization who are interested in getting black agents, attorneys, managers, and others who work in sports and entertainment the exposure they need, have decided to start an inaugural Summer Entertainment Immersion Program made for law students interested in entertainment law.

The program will be the first one like it. A few students who are second and third-year law students will have the opportunity to learn hands-on for a week in Los Angeles, CA, starting July 25-29. The purpose of this program is to get students to be able to see other career choices that be made throughout the entertainment industry.

During the program, students will get the chance to meet one-on-one with leading attorneys, executives, and other leaders from major companies. They will also have the opportunity to visit different studios, networks, and law firms.

“This premiere program will allow students to engage and network with leading media and entertainment companies who will teach them beneficial information about the entertainment law field,” says Marla Dickerson, associate vice chancellor of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, Southern University Law Center. “We are committed to providing excellent education, training and resources to our students to help them thrive in today’s competitive world. Therefore, we are elated to bring this program to Law Center students.”

“We are elated to partner with Southern University Law Center to launch this first-of-its-kind program,” said Jaia Thomas, entertainment lawyer and Founder of Diverse Representation. “Southern University Law Center will be the first HBCU law school in the country to offer a summer program specifically geared towards students interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. Throughout the weeklong program, students will have the unique opportunity to meet, interact and engage with some of the most influential legal minds and dealmakers in the industry.”

For more information about the program, click here.