Where can we sign up, Kandi Burruss?
In a press release issued Tuesday, Georgia State University announced that its College of Law is offering a course this fall where students can learn about the singer and reality TV personality’s expansive career.
The class, taught by professor Mo Ivory, is part of the school’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media Law initiative, which aims to prepare students for Georgia’s entertainment industry.
“I chose Kandi because she has an amazing career, which spans every aspect of the entertainment industry from music, television and live performance to licensing, apparel and more,” Ivory said in a statement. “I wanted to study a woman this time around, and having worked with Kandi in the past, I knew she was the perfect choice. She handles her business and it shows with her success, but all the while she’s completely approachable and willing to share her lessons learned. I couldn’t be happier for my students to learn the law through Kandi’s career.”
“I am honored to be part of this year’s curriculum at Georgia State University College of Law,” Burruss added. “Attorneys are among the most important members of your team. It’s imperative you have the right lawyers around you to assist in making the best decisions. Every contract you sign is building towards your overall dreams and goals. I’m excited to see the students get a first-hand look into some of the contracts that have shaped my career thus far.”
The class will focus on Burruss’ various deals and contracts, and will feature talks from Burruss’ attorneys, her manager, and even her mom, “Mama Joyce” Jones.
By analyzing Burruss’ hustles, Ivory hopes students will develop skills related to deal-making, copyrights, trademarks, licensing, and endorsements, as well as contracts dealing with music, television, and film.
“This class, and the entire Entertainment, Sports, and Media Law Certificate program, gives students a real-world look into client representation, writing and interpreting contracts, negotiating deals, and the personal touch it takes to be successful in this practice area,” Ivory continued. “These skills aren’t always taught in a traditional law school setting, and I’m looking forward to an exciting semester.”
Last fall, George State law offered a similar class about the legal and business dealings of rapper Ludacris.