On Feb. 20, 2017, Archer Law attorneys John Connell and Ronald Coleman appeared on CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV’s “American Law Journal: Trademark, Copyright and Free Speech: The Slants Go to the ‘Supremes.’” Connell and Coleman represented Simon Tam of the band “The Slants” in the Lee v. Tam lawsuit, which was argued by Connell before the U.S. Supreme Court. Also joining the panel were intellectual property attorneys Lynn Rzonca of Ballard Spahr (Philadelphia) and Manny Pokotilow of Caesar Rivise (Philadelphia). The program, hosted by former New Jersey prosecutor Christopher Naughton, was broadcast out of WFMZ’s studios in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (The American Law Journal is an affiliate of American Lawyer Media, the parent company of the New Jersey Law Journal.)

Seton Hall Law 2L Wins GRAMMY Foundation Scholarship

Stephanie Beach, Seton Hall University School of Law class of 2018, was named winner of the 2017 Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition by the GRAMMY Foundation at the at the 19th annual Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation, held on Feb. 10 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Beach was awarded a scholarship for her essay, “Born to Run: Amending Right of Publicity Statutes to Address the Use of Music in Political Campaigning,” which discussed the legal rights and remedies for artists whose music is used without permission in political campaigns. Beach is currently an associate editor on the Seton Hall Legislative Journal and will be serving as the editor-in-chief for volume 42 during the 2017-18 academic year. She is also the vice president of entertainment for the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, and the student liaison for the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section. During her 1L summer, Beach interned in the legal department at Sony Music Entertainment and has completed pro bono work at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from New York University and a master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism prior to attending Seton Hall Law. After law school, Beach intends to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Mandelbaum’s Women’s Initiative Raises Over $1,200 for Women Like Us Foundation

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