The 24th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative® GRAMMY® Week Event is now set to take place on Sat, April 2, 2022. As with the 64th GRAMMY Awards®, the event will be held in Las Vegas. The in-person luncheon and presentation will be held at the ARIA Resort & Casino.
Oscar winner, writer, director, and producer Cameron Crowe will serve as keynote speaker during the program. Crowe is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter-director of Almost Famous, and his other films include Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, We Bought A Zoo, and music documentaries Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union. He most recently produced the Sundance documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name and “Almost Famous: The Musical,” debuting on Broadway later this year.
In addition, the winner and runners-up of the annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Contest have been chosen by the ELI’s panel of attorney graders. Co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, the contest challenges law students to identify and research a current legal issue in the music industry and outline a proposed solution in an essay. The winning paper is published in the ABA’s journal, Entertainment & Sports Lawyer.
A $10,000 scholarship is awarded to the winner, a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to two runners-up, and a mentor session with a leading entertainment attorney is given to all three. The winner will also receive travel and tickets to Las Vegas to attend the 64th GRAMMY Awards, MusiCares® Person of the Year and the ELI Event.
Michael Harrigan, J.D. Candidate
Stetson University College of Law
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As previously announced, the 2022 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award will be presented at the event to Susan Genco, co-president of The Azoff Company. This accolade is awarded to an attorney who has demonstrated commitment to advancing and supporting the music community through service.