Adjunct Lecturer in Entertainment Law

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Adjunct Lecturer in Law - Entertainment Law

Gould School of Law Faculty Los Angeles, California

USC Gould School of Law is seeking a part‐time lecturer to teach Entertainment Law (2 units) to our Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree students during the Spring 2022 semester, which runs from January to May 2022.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate teaching excellence in the subject area.

This is an introductory course into the general practice of entertainment law. Classes will examine how the courts are handling selected, “cutting edge” topics such as: the scope of and limitations on the right of publicity; fair use and parody defenses to copyright infringement; future technology clauses in rights contracts; and copyright and defamation issues arising in the online world.

USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year but, in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

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