The Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law (BJESL) was founded in 2011. BJESL was the first law journal at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) founded on an electronic platform. BJESL’s original objective, architected by a small collective of first-year students, was quite simple: to provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to analyze, discuss, and help innovate the ways in which we consider legal issues in the entertainment and sports industries. Two years later, BJESL officially commenced as the thirteenth law journal of Boalt Hall. As evident by BJESL’s founding, the journal depends on all of its members to sustain itself and remain dedicated to publishing groundbreaking scholarship in these practices of law. BJESL encourages all of its members to take an active role in decision-making. The policymaking bodies of the journal are comprised of Staff (general membership), the Editorial Board, and the Senior Board.
The Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law (BJESL) is dedicated to providing a multifarious selection of intellectual and practical discussions from scholars, practitioners, and students on legal issues that contemporaneously impact various entertainment industries, domestically and internationally. As an interactive and electronic law review, BJESL presents a unique platform for rich discourse on legal topics regarding copyright, trademark, art, sports, film and television, communications and broadcast media, First Amendment, right to privacy, music, antitrust and unfair competition, and contracts, among others.