Miami Law Offers Legal Course on Taylor Swift’s IP Empire

The seven-week intensive course will focus on copyright, trademark, and business affairs through the lens of the singer-songwriter.
Miami Law Offers Legal Course on Taylor Swift’s IP Empire
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a global phenomenon. She is a generational talent as a singer-songwriter, extraordinary business owner, and cultural icon.

Miami Law's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law LL.M. program is offering a seven-week intensive course titled "Intellectual Property Law Through the Lens of Taylor Swift." Taught by renowned intellectual property attorney and co-director of the Arts Law trackVivek Jayaram, the course will discuss big topics related to copyright, trademark, and business affairs through an assessment and analysis of Swift's remarkable career.

"Taylor Swift is a musical and cultural phenomenon," said Jayaram. "She has also built an empire with some of the most valuable IP in the music business. This course will address and discuss some of the many IP issues the artist has encountered and navigated through the course of her career." 

Re-recording of albums, thorny copyright disputes, privacy and the paparazzi, and contract dos and don'ts, Swift's career is a veritable IP 101 for anyone interested in the creative world.

The EASL Program has three tracks under one unified umbrella – Entertainment, Arts, and Sports. Each track has industry leaders as track directors who work collaboratively with the EASL director to form the program leadership.

Along with the new Taylor Swift course taught by Jayaram, the EASL program is launching four additional classes this fall, bringing the total number of elective courses to over 35 with a focus on practical skills training.

One of the most exciting aspects of the EASL program is the agility of the leadership team to support the development and delivery of new courses that allow students to grapple with the most pressing issues facing these industries, said Associate Dean Greg Levy, director of EASL. With that, the program has a community of advisors and practitioners eager to help develop and deliver dynamic coursework.

Read more about Miami Law's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law LL.M.