Open Rank, Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Law, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023

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Job Title Open Rank, Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Law, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023 Department Location Category Status Dale E. Fowler School of Law Orange Faculty Full-time General Information Chapman University seeks applications for a non-tenure track full-time Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Law beginning in August 2023. Successful candidates will co-direct the Entertainment Law Clinic, teach Entertainment Industry Contracts, and teach other courses in entertainment/intellectual property law.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked #122nd among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Dale E. Fowler School of Law. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.

The Dale E. Fowler School of Law offers a JD and LLM degrees, as well as JD/MBA with Argyros Business School and JD/MFA with the Dodge School of Film and Media Arts. The Law School currently has 450 JD law students who attend classes in a modern 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art Kennedy Hall. Additional information can be found at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at
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Qualifications JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and significant experience representing clients in the entertainment industry.

Responsibilities o Secure clients for and supervise students enrolled in the Fowler School of Law Entertainment Law Clinic o Teach Entertainment Industry Contracts, a prerequisite to the Entertainment Law Clinic o Teach other entertainment law and/or intellectual property courses o Engage in Law School and University service.

The Entertainment Law Clinic provides students with a unique opportunity to work directly with low budget independent filmmakers and to serve as production legal counsel for a feature length motion picture. Filmmakers who have used the services offered by the Entertainment Law Clinic have won numerous awards and honors, including the Newport Beach Film Festival Audience Award for Best U.S. Film, the Netflix Find Your Voice Film Competition, and have premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The names of our clinic students appear in the on-screen credits for each film. Under the supervision of the successful candidate and other entertainment law faculty, participating students set up corporations or LLCs, file for copyrights, and draft all production-related contracts and documents including crew, actors and locations agreements for real clients. In conjunction with entertainment industry organizations such as the Directors Guild of America, the successful candidate will identify eligible film(s) that are ready to begin production. The producer and/or director of the selected film then works directly with clinical students who will draft all production-related contracts and documents.

Contact Information Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit cover letter and resume electronically to:

Jenny Carey, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at

Please use "Professor of Entertainment Law" as the subject of the email.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2301540.