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I am interested in pursuing a career as an entertainment lawyer. I am currently a 21-year-old junior majoring is criminal justice, with a minor in sociology. I am planning to attend law school, but I am having trouble finding internships to allow me to network and gain experience in the industry.
-N. Robertsonn, Jacksonville, FL
I don’t know if you’ve already checked, but your school does offer a variety of internship connections through its career services department. I would start there. Since you’re looking at law schools, consider those with strong entertainment law curriculums and societies. Also, consider joining the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (www.besla.org). This organization offers a variety of resources-including job postings, networking and internship opportunities, and several types of scholarships-to full-time students attending a variety of law schools including the University of North Carolina School of Law-_Chapel Hill, Emory, and Tulane.
Besla’s next conference is scheduled for Oct. 22-26 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.