Law Student Initiative

The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) Section of the New York State Bar Association offers an initiative giving law students a chance to publish articles both in the EASL Journal as well as on the EASL Web site. The Initiative is designed to bridge the gap between students and the entertainment, arts and sports law communities and shed light on students’ diverse perspectives in areas of practice of mutual interest to students and Section member practitioners.

Law school students who are interested in entertainment, art and/or sports law and who are members of the EASL Section are invited to submit articles. This Initiative is unique, as it grants students the opportunity to be published and gain exposure in these highly competitive areas of practice. The EASL Journal is among the profession’s foremost law journals. Both it and the Web site have wide national distribution.


  • Eligibility: Open to all full-time and part-time J.D. candidates who are EASL Section members.
  • Form: Include complete contact information; name, mailing address, law school, law school club/organization (if applicable), phone number and email address. There is no length requirement. Any notes must be in Bluebook endnote form. An author’s blurb must also be included.
  • Deadline: Submissions must be received by
  • Submissions: Articles must be submitted via a Word email attachment to [email protected]m


Each student may write on the subject matter of his/her choice, so long as it is unique to the entertainment, art and sports law fields.


Submissions will be judged on the basis of quality of writing, originality and thoroughness.

Winning submissions will be published in the EASL Journal. All winners will receive complimentary memberships to the EASL Section for the following year. In addition, the winning entrants will be featured in the EASL Journal and on our Web site.