Wednesday, October 20, 2010


In order to register for Industry Night II: Breaking Into Sports and Entertainment Law, you must do the following:

Comment on this blog post with the following information:
-Your name and year
-Your non-SHU email address
-The reason you would like to attend the event
-3 questions that you would like to ask the panelists. These questions can be for the general group, or to any of the individual speakers.

Upon receipt and approval of this information by the Executive Board, you will receive a confirmation and ticket to the email you provided. If you do not receive confirmation within 48 hours of submission, please email

Seton Hall Law School Industry Night II: Breaking Into Sports and Entertainment Law Registration Opens TODAY!

Registration for the highly anticipated event, Breaking Into Entertainment and Sports Law, taking place at the law school on November 4th, 2010, will open at 5:00pm this evening. Students can register by being one of the first forty people to comment on the REGISTRATION blog post by leaving 3 questions that they would like to ask our distinguished panel of guests, including visitors from the National Hockey League, the New York Jets, Madison Avenue Sports and Entertainment, and Bienstock & Michael, P.C.

Registration will be confirmed when the student receives a confirmation email with a ticket for the event within 48 hours of posting.

Best of luck in reserving the highly coveted spots!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Check out Seton Hall Law ESLS this week!

This week, incoming students of Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey have the first chance to meet and greet with the Executive Board of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society at the Seton Hall Law Organization Fair during Orientation.

Come out for a great chance to get to know people before the school year gets started and find out how you can be involved for the upcoming year!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Face Book contract

Surely most of you have heard by now of the random New Yorker who claims he owns 84% of Facebook. This man, Paul Ceglia, has brought into evidence a work made for hire contract between himself and Facebook genius Mark Zuckerberg that was supposedly signed when Zuckerberg was a college sophomore.

Zuckerberg has consistently claimed to not remember signing any such contract, and reps for the Facebook guru are now calling the document a forgery. At the end of the day, even if such contract existed, what it all boils down to is to what the parties intended. If the parties intended to sign away a percentage of interest in what was or became facebook, then the contract, if genuine, would be valid. A copy of the alleged contract can be found HERE

Friday, July 16, 2010

Albie Manzo v. Seton Hall Law School

Albie Manzo, known from his fame in Real Housewives of New Jersey as the son of Caroline Manzo, is causing more of a stir after being booted from Seton Hall at the end of the year. Check out this Above the Law article for the latest...

Monday, June 28, 2010

BitTorrent finds a legal use

BitTorrent, one of the world's most popular sites used for downloading of music and movies, has just added another legal use in case anyone is keeping score. In 1984 when the Supreme Court handed down its landmark contributory infringement case in Sony Pictures v. Universal City Studios, the highest court of the land allowed Sony's Betamax Recording system (which was replaced by the VCR by the time the case reached the Supreme Court) to continue to be on the market because of its non-infringing fair use potential. This basically translates to the following- if a product that could be used for illegal purposes also has substantial non-infringing uses, the product could escape secondary liability for copyright infringement.

Over the weekend, Facebook announced that it uses the popular downloading site to transfer updates through code to its tens of thousands of servers.Other companies that have copped to using BitTorrent for similar purposes include Twitter and Blizzard's World of Warcraft online subscriber system.