Free Drop-in legal Clinic

September 20, 2019  •  Washington, DC

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Drop-in legal clinic with a team of IP law students from the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, WALA Volunteer Attornies, WALA Legal Services Director Maggie Gladson.

IP Law Students under the supervision of Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor of Law, will conduct intake interviews to help filmmakers: (1) determine the scope and nature of legal help they might need; (2) determine if they might need a referral to an attorney within WALA’s system; and (3) explain qualifications for pro bono and low bono legal services from WALA.

Sandra Aistars is a Clinical Professor at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, leading the law school’s Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Program. She also serves as a Senior Scholar and Director of Copyright Research and Policy at the law school’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP). Aistars has nearly twenty years of advocacy experience on behalf of copyright and other intellectual property owners. Immediately prior to joining Scalia Law, Aistars was the Chief Executive Officer of the Copyright Alliance – a nonprofit, public interest organization that represents the interests of artists and creators across the creative spectrum. Aistars has also previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Time Warner Inc.

Event Details


  • Date

    September 20, 2019

  • Time

    1:30pm - 3:00pm

  • Partner

    DC Shorts

  • Venue

    Landmark's E Street Cinema
    VIP Lounge Area
    555 11th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20004

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