Miki Onwudinjo, a third-year law student, spent her summer working as a legal intern for Sony Interactive Entertainment in San Francisco. One of her adventures: Fantasy batting cage and outfield practice with retired Giants’ players.
My first few weeks as a legal intern here at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) in the San Francisco Bay Area have flown by too quickly. It has been a unique experience that has allowed me to start synthesizing what I have learned at Tulane Law School and see how it is applied in the corporate world. My summer began with a team-building trip to E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, the video game industry’s premiere annual trade event.
My day-to-day duties vary greatly with no set routine for daily tasks aside from regularly scoping out the employee store for the latest merchandise. Most days, you can find me working on assignments like drafting and amending agreements with the merchandise licensing group, or preparing legal memoranda and discussing pertinent issues with members of the legal team. When I am not, say, reviewing a country’s data privacy regulations or researching the impact of trademark laws on video game development, you can catch me on the PlayStation VR, playing ping pong during lunch or cheering on the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco with other PlayStation interns.
One memorable event was a company competition that a group of my
colleagues and I won. Our reward: Participate in a Fantasy Batting
Practice experience at Giants Stadium with retired Giants' baseball
players and legends. We participated in rotating stations of hitting and
catching balls in the outfield. The program was followed by a chance to
chat with and hear stories from the retired players.
The work I do, paired with the people that I have met at PlayStation, have made my summer remarkable.
-- Miki N. Onwudinjo, (L'19), Tulane Entertainment & Art Law Society, Tulane Technology and Intellectual Property Law Society