Apr 01 2009

Robert C. Lind

Teaches or Lectures in These Online Courses: Copyright Law, Entertainment Law.

A former semi-professional musician, Robert Lind combined his interest in the arts and law to become an expert in several aspects of entertainment, media and intellectual property law. A prolific writer, he is the author or co-author of widely used casebooks, treatises and study guides on entertainment law, art law, museum law, and media law, as well as copyright and trademark. He frequently shares his insights regarding emerging legal developments in these areas at programs sponsored by the intellectual property, entertainment and media law sections of the American Bar Association, California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and other local bar groups, nonprofit arts organizations, the legal departments of motion picture studios, record companies, music publishers, and the news media. He is outside intellectual property counsel for Lionsgate Entertainment and outside copyright counsel for Warner/Chappell Music Publishing.

Professor Lind began his law career as a consultant to the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), and the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C. A former teaching fellow at the National Law Center at George Washington University, he returned to the Center as a lecturer in law and also taught classes at Marymount College of Virginia.

Since 1981, Professor Lind has been a member of the faculty at Southwestern where he has continued to develop cutting-edge entertainment, intellectual property, and media law courses, seminars and externships. He was honored as the Irving D. and Florence Rosenberg Professor of Law in 2001, and as the Paul E. Treusch Professor of Law in 2005. In 2006, he was honored with the Upper Division Professor Excellence in Teaching Award. He was recently appointed as Director of the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute for 2009-10.