In 2009, Curb College Assistant Professor Cheryl Slay established a legal clinic to provide Belmont students with legal services in the entertainment context and to teach skills associated with the use of business advisers. Slay’s article, which describes the pedagogical and service objectives of the project, has been published in MEIEA Journal, the journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association.
The article, titled “Slaying the Starving Artist Paradigm and Teaching Professionalism in the Entertainment Business: The Entertainment Law & Professionalism Clinical Project,” describes the partnerships with the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts, which is now co-located with the Belmont Law School and the Tennessee Bar Association that provided support for the clinic.
Slay also teaches a seminar to Belmont students on professionalism each year as part of the the project. The clinic, now in its third year, will be offered to Belmont students again during the Spring 2013 semester.