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Director of Entertainment and Media Law Program Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Loyola Marymount University/Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, California 90015
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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles invites applications for the position of Director of its Entertainment and Media Law Program (“the Entertainment Program”) and Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law.  

The Director will provide strategic leadership to Loyola’s nationally-ranked Entertainment and Media, and Intellectual Property Programs. Loyola is already well established as a proven training ground for entertainment and media lawyers. Variety has named Loyola one of “America’s Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools,” based on the depth of our curriculum, the strength and innovation of our practical training, and the strategic positions our alumni hold in a very competitive market. Loyola’s graduates are executives in business affairs as well the legal departments of major studios, networks and entities offering content on all emerging technology platforms. They are general managers as well as general counsel of major sports franchises. They are leaders in both large and small law firms representing clients in entertainment and IP law practices. They also represent talent in every aspect of the industry. For more information on this innovative program please visit its website at https://www.lls.edu/thellsdifference/entertainmentlaw/.

Loyola seeks a director eager to steward the varied aspects of Loyola’s well-established program while also providing insight and leadership for new programming and opportunities. This faculty position is non-tenure track with an initial appointment of 2-3 years, with the option to be renewed thereafter for unlimited successive five-year periods.

Position Description:

This academic and administrative position includes the following responsibilities:


•      Teach two to three courses including Entertainment Law and the Entertainment Law Practicum, or other courses agreed upon by the professor and the Dean for Faculty.

•      Collaborate with LLS faculty who teach courses in entertainment law, media and technology law, and other IP-related subjects to ensure our offerings continue to  reflect the knowledge and training graduates need to be effective leaders in practice;

•      Assist Dean for Faculty in recruiting and mentoring experienced lawyers to teach additional courses as adjunct faculty.

Strategic Community Engagement:

  • Represent Loyola within the entertainment industry, in its traditional and newer expressions, including streaming platforms, social media, and video gaming;
  • Partner with LLS marketing and development teams to plan communications to the broader community, both domestically and internationally, promoting the Program, its students and graduates;

•      Assist in planning events, including symposia, conferences, and speaker presentations, to maintain and strategically increase Loyola’s strong ties with the industry;

•      Engage and act as a resource to the members of the Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network;

•      Continue to build partnerships across the university with other schools and programs, like the nationally-ranked LMU School of Film and Television in Playa Vista, the LMU School of Business, and our Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic.

Student Mentoring:

•      Engage and advise students(both current and prospective)regarding opportunities available through the Program, including directing the Loyola Entertainment Fellows Program;

•      Assist students seeking significant experiences in law school to prepare for practice;

•      Assist Dean of Experiential Learning in coordinatingLoyola’s participation in non-curricular opportunities for students, including moot court, writing competitions, and participation with local bar associations;

•      Serve as faculty advisor for the Entertainment & Media Law Concentration. For more information regarding this concentration, go to https://www.lls.edu/academics/concentrationsspecializations/jdconcentrationscoursesofstudy/entertainmentnewmedialaw/ 






Applicants are expected to have a distinguished academic background, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and to have at least 8 years of experience practicing entertainment or media law. The candidate should be comfortable mentoring and advising students and engaging with alumni who practice both domestically and internationally. Applicants with prior teaching experience are preferred. Given the administrative responsibilities associated with the position, meaningful administrative or managerial experience is also preferred.



Posted: 2019-11-11 Expires: 2019-12-11

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Director of Entertainment and Media Law Program Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Loyola Marymount University/Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, California 90015

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