ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law students met “the biggest boss” they had been studying all semester.
Grammy award-nominated and serial entrepreneur Rick Ross attended an event Tuesday on GSU’s campus to close out a course that gave students hands-on legal experience in entertainment law.
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The course, taught by Professor Mo Ivory, studied the career, contracts and legal transactions of Ross.
Ivory, a professor of practice and director of the Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative at the College of Law, said in August that Ross would be the perfect subject for her course.
“As a lover of rap music, hip-hop culture, and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, I could not think of a better time to study the career of a visionary like Rick Ross,” said Ivory.
Ivory said students got to dig into the contracts that helped shape Ross’ career and get input from the lawyers who negotiated them.
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For 13 weeks, 40 students heard from 11 guest speakers while learning about Ross.
Ross is the fourth celebrity of focus in the “Legal Life Of…” course.
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Since the course was launched in 2019, students have studied the legal life of Ludacris, Kandi Burruss and Steve Harvey.
The course is part of the Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative curriculum. The initiative focuses on entertainment, sports, media, and intellectual property law.
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