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What is Hospitality Law?
Hospitality law is the body of law relating to food service, travel, and lodging industries.
It involves many areas of law – from labor and employment to insurance to intellectual property – for hotels, restaurants, private clubs, the meetings industry, and more
For more information on hospitality law, please visit the Wikipedia definition at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospitality_law.
What Does HospitalityLawyer.com Do?
HospitalityLawyer.com brings together legal, safety, and security information, resources, and solutions for the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.
Our legal libraries contain helpful, one-of-a-kind resources. Our goal is to list applicable laws, as well as articles and resources produced by law firms with significant experience representing clients in the hospitality industry.
If you are looking for national legal information, please visit our National Law Libraries.
For legal information on a specific topic in a specific state, please visit any of our state libraries. Simply click on “U.S State Law Library Listings,” and the menus will guide you to the information for which you are looking.
Find a Lawyer
If you are looking for local counsel with experience in the hospitality industry, such as a hotel lawyer, please visit our Find a Lawyer listings to find an attorney in your area.
If you are looking for a vendor with solutions and products for the hospitality industry, please visit our Solutions Store, one of the most comprehensive online listings available.
Hospitality Law Conference
The Annual Hospitality Law Conference brings together industry leaders from around the world to discuss the most pressing legal, safety, and security issues affecting the industry. The Eleventh Annual Conference is scheduled for February 11-13, 2013 in Houston, TX.
Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions in Travel
In August of 2011 HospitalityLawyer.com, in coordination with the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, hosted the Global Congress to facilitate the delivery of safe, secure and uninterrupted travel via an all-encompassing public-private dialogue dedicated to the sharing of best practices for issues faced by the global travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. The Global Congress on Travel is already set for October 1-2, 2012, in Houston, Texas.
As a resource for the industry, we publish eight free newsletters, targeting legal, safety, and security information for general counsel, meeting planners, hotel and restaurant operators, and more.
Our newsletters are written by hotel and restaurant law experts who have significant legal, safety, and security knowledge and experience. They provide practical tips with current, insightful analysis and information.
If you are looking for experts, mediators, or arbitrators with experience in hotel law, restaurant law, or private club law, please click here.
We also provide certification in topics such as workplace harassment training, alcohol server training, and more.
Interested in a Career in Hospitality Law?
The first step is to go to Wikipedia and read about hospitality law to get an understanding of the scope of the concept practice area. Then browse www.hospitalitylawyer.com to see the law firms in each state that focus on hospitality law. These are firms that would be prime opportunities for internships and or jobs after graduation. Other job opportunities will be at the hospitality companies themselves (hotel and restaurant companies, such as Marriott or Brinker).
If you are an undergraduate, spend time working in and understanding the hospitality industry.
If you are thinking of going to law school, note that currently there is not a law school that has a hospitality law curriculum. That means you need to focus on courses in labor and employment, torts (personal injury), business formation, contracts and franchising if offered.
I also suggest that you attend the Hospitality Law Conference offered each February in Houston, Texas. The agenda for this 2.5 day gathering of private attorneys and corporate counsel who focus on hospitality law covers all of the major issues impacting the industry and offers excellent networking opportunities.
I hope you find this information helpful. If, after reviewing the information referenced, you have specific questions or circumstances, please feel free to contact Stephen Barth at email@example.com or (713) 963-8800.
Best of luck in your career!
What HospitalityLawyer.com Can Do For You
Please browse our website to peruse the information we have gathered as a resource for you. If you do not find what you are looking for, please let us know.
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