Journals on Entertainment and Media Laws

Columbia University Journal of Law and the Arts

The Journal welcomes unsolicited manuscripts which discuss issues relevant to arts, entertainment, media and intellectual property law. The Journal is published quarterly in the fall, winter, spring and summer.

Canadian Journal of Media Studies = Revue Canadienne d’Études Médiatiques):

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It is a peer reviewed electronic journal that provides a forum for research and discussion on various issues concerning Canadian Media. It can be accessed from the electronic journals library.


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The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies: Convergence is a quarterly, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes leading research addressing the creative, social, political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies.


The Entertainment and Sports Law Journal (ESLJ) is a refereed online journal. It is located within a dynamic and rapidly expanding area of legal theory and legal practice. Whilst focussed within legal study, the areas it encompasses are necessarily interdisciplinary. Entertainment Law, Media Law, Sports Law, Licensing Law – these are all subjects that are taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level at increasing numbers of Law Schools in the UK and beyond. The broad aim of this journal is to provide an environment for considered discourse of this growing field of study, whilst such discourse will generally be from an academic perspective, we also welcome material that stresses the practical dimension to the area and the interaction between theory and practice.

Entertainment and Sports Law Journal (ESLJ) (formerly: Entertainment Law):

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It is a refereed online journal. Whilst focussed within legal study, the areas it encompasses are necessarily interdisciplinary like Entertainment Law, Media Law, Sports Law, and Licensing Law.

Extra! The Magazine of FAIR, the Media Watch Group:

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FAIR(fairness and accuracy in reporting) is published by the national media watch group. This journal has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal:

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This Journal is one of the leading scholarly law journals dedicated to the publication of Articles, Essays, Comments, Addresses, and Notes on intellectual property, media, and entertainment law. The Journal covers a wide range of subjects, including patent, copyright, and trademark law, First Amendment rights; telecommunications and Internet law; and legal issues regarding the news media and the entertainment and sports industries.

Global Media and Communication:

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Global Media and Communication is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for research and debate on the continuously changing global media and communication environment. Its scope includes communication and media studies, anthropology, sociology, telecommunications, public policy, migration and diasporic studies, transnational security and international relations.

Global Media Journal:

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Global Media Journal publishes works that assess existing media structures and practices, such as global media concentration, globalization of TV genres, global media and consumer culture, the role of media in democratic governance and global justice, propaganda, media reception and cultural practice, commercialization of news, new media technologies, media regulations, regional media, alternative media, and other timely issues.

Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law:

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This journal provides the academic community, the sports and entertainment industries, and the legal profession with scholarly analysis and research related to the legal aspects of the sports and entertainment world.

International Journal of Multimedia & Its Applications (IJMA):

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The International journal of Multimedia & Its Applications (IJMA) is a quarterly open access journal that publishes articles which contribute new results in all areas of the Multimedia & its applications. The journal focuses on all technical and practical aspects of Multimedia and its applications.

JMM - The International Journal on Media Management:

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The journal is published by the Institute for Media and Communications Management of the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland in cooperation with Taylor & Francis Group and is dedicated to investigating the development and management of new media and innovations in worldwide communications.

Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review

The Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (ELR),1 with more than twenty years of publication, has established a reputation as the authoritative source of professional and scholarly articles on entertainment, sports, communications, and intellectual property law. In fact, the California State Legislature recently used an article published in ELR when drafting California Civil Code section 1708.8, which seeks to protect celebrity’s personal privacy rights from overzealous paparazzi.

ELR is distinctive among law reviews and legal journals because it is one of the few scholarly publications dedicated exclusively to legal development in these fields. ELR prides itself on publishing novel articles written by distinguished academics, members of the Bar, entertainment industry commentators, and exceptional student writers, addressing specific areas of entertainment industry law.

Media, Culture and Society:

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Media, Culture & Society provides a major peer-reviewed, international forum for research and discussion on the media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts.

Refractory. A Journal of Entertainment Media:

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The journal is published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. It stresses on various aspects of media like Television, Internet, print media, Comics, Film, Games, Older Media, Sound, Urban Space and others.

UCLA Entertainment Law Review

The UCLA Entertainment Law Review (“ELR”) is an international law journal published once or twice a year by the UCLA School of Law. Since 1994, ELR’s staff has worked diligently to bring to our subscribers academic work of the highest quality, as well as articles that tackle the most novel and cutting edge issues in the field of entertainment law.Our journal publishes a broad range of articles and student comments on a variety of topics of interest to the entertainment law community. These topics include copyright, new media law, internet and communications law, sports law, motion picture and television law, music law, art law, broadcasting law, journalism and the first amendment, and “soft” intellectual property law.

Vanderbilt University Journal of Entertainment Law & Practice

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was in his 79th year when he decided to make the gift that founded Vanderbilt University in the spring of 1873. The $1 million that he gave to endow and build the university was the commodore's only major philanthropy. Methodist Bishop Holland N. McTyeire of Nashville, a cousin of the commodore's young second wife, went to New York for medical treatment early in 1873 and spent time recovering in the Vanderbilt mansion. He won the commodore's admiration and support for the project of building a university in the South that would "contribute to strengthening the ties which should exist between all sections of our common country."


Founded in 1993 by Prof. Monroe Price, the Post-Soviet Media Law & Policy Newsletter has followed the emerging media laws and policy in the former Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe. It covered a wide range of issues, including developing media policy and press laws, censorship, defamation, privatization and the closure of media outlets, and foreign investment in media and telecommunications in the region. Supplements in the Newsletter also provided in-depth regional analysis and annual human rights reports. Due to an expanded focus into media law and policies in transitional societies around the world, the Newsletter ceased publication in fall 1999.

Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

For nearly three decades, AELJ has routinely published topical legal analysis on arts, entertainment, intellectual property, First Amendment, sports, cyber law, and media and telecommunications law. AELJ has been recognized by legal scholars, academics, practitioners, and the judiciary both in the United States and abroad for its scholarly impact. AELJ publishes three student-edited issues annually. Each spring, AELJ hosts a symposium that attracts scholars from across the country to discuss cutting-edge legal topics. Each fall, AELJ co hosts a symposium with the GRAMMY Foundation to address current issues in music and entertainment law. From 2010 to present, AELJ has been ranked as the top arts, entertainment, and sports law journal in the country and the top intellectual property journal in the state of New York. In 2013-14, AELJ will proudly publish its 32nd volume.

CommLaw Conspectus - Journal of Communications Law & Policy

The CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy publishes thoughtful, timely, and useful articles that discuss recent developments in communications law and policy. The field of communications law constantly undergoes rapid changes, and we are dedicated to addressing cutting-edge issues and technologies. Located in Washington, D.C., CommLaw Conspectus shares a unique relationship with the Federal Communications Commission and other federal policymakers. Members of CommLaw Conspectus also work closely with the Columbus School of Law's Institute for Communications Law Studies. This one-of-a-kind program prepares law students for practice in communications law through seminars, courses, and internships in common carrier, mass media, wireless, and other communications fields. CommLaw Conspectus is a semi-annual publication. A typical issue contains three to four lead articles written by communications law scholars and practitioners and three to four student notes and comments. In addition, we periodically publish essays, book reviews, a bibliography of recent communications law books, and summaries of major communications law cases and FCC dockets.

Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (Comm/Ent)

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (Comm/Ent) is the nation's preeminent law journal covering communications, entertainment, and intellectual property law. Comm/Ent's publishing agenda has expanded to include the Internet, telecommunications, biotechnology, multimedia, broadcasting, and constitutional law. The journal provides an important forum for legal scholarship in areas of law influencing and shaping the economy and society of the 21st century. Comm/Ent focuses on, but is not limited to telecommunications, broadcasting, cable and other non-broadcast videos, print media, advertising, the arts, entertainment, sports, computers and high technology information services, copyright, patent, trademark, film, privacy, defamation, and other first-amendment issues. An occasional issue devoted to annual computer law symposium. Publishes in three issues per yearly volume, Fall Winter and Spring, starting in Volume 27.

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

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The IPLJ publishes four times each academic year, and IPLJ articles are available in full on Westlaw and Lexis. Staff members play an integral role in the journal’s publication, working closely with the journal’s board in editing Articles, Notes and Comments. Staff members are strongly encouraged to write and publish a Note or Comment of their own, and are actively supported by the editorial board throughout this process. The IPLJ chooses its staff members on the basis of their submissions to the Unified Writing Competition, held in the spring.