Lecturer in Law
University of Southern California
United States

Lecturer in Law 

Gould School of Law Faculty Los Angeles, California

Fundamentals of Entertainment Law (4 units)


USC Gould School of Law is seeking an adjunct lecturer to teach an undergraduate law class, Fundamentals of Entertainment Law for the fall 2024 semester, from August 26 to December 6, 2024 (final exam period from Wed-Wed, December 11-18). The class is scheduled to be held on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00PM to 1:50PM.  


Candidates must have a JD and strong legal professional backgrounds in the relevant subject matter, preferably with teaching experience. The course will be taught exclusively to enrolled undergraduate students.


The course examines the key legal principles that govern the entertainment industry. Students will be able to explore the legal challenges faced by professionals in music, film, sports, gaming, and other areas of entertainment. The course will involve a foundational coverage of the following areas: Entertainment contracts, intellectual property rights, rights of publicity, defamation, and artist representation.

This class may be postponed to a later semester if there are fewer than 6 students enrolled.


Undergraduate Academic Calendar for Fall 2024:

68 instructional days

Classes Begin                   Mon, August 26

Labor Day                          Mon, September 2

Fall Recess                        Thu-Fri  October 10-11

Veterans Day                     Mon, November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday      Wed-Sun, November 27-December 1

Classes End                       Fri, December 6

Study Days                         Sat-Tue, December 7-10

Exams                                 Wed-Wed, December 11-18

Final Grading Deadline    TBD


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.


The base salary range for this position is $2,304 - $13,000 per semester. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the number of units per course, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles is influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

REQ20146102 Posted Date: 02/22/2024

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