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Makoa Kawabata '11

After graduating from the Religious Studies program in 2011, I enrolled in the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property specialization at UCLA School of Law. I have published two articles in entertainment law journals, one of which was selected for republication in the 2015 edition of West's Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts Handbook. After brief stints at a national law firm and a health and wellness tech startup founded by three classmates from Northwestern, I now practice as a trial and entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles. In my most recent jury trial as first-chair attorney, I obtained a defense verdict on a multimillion dollar wrongful termination claim brought by the former president of a national company. When I get the chance, I still write scripts for original television shows.