Robert C. Lind
Robert Lind is the Irwin R. Buchalter Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he teaches courses in entertainment and copyright law. He is the author or co-author of several books, chapters and articles, including: ENTERTAINMENT LAW: LEGAL CONCEPTS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES (3d ed.) (6 volume treatise published by West Group); NEWSGATHERING AND THE LAW (4th ed.) (treatise published by Lexis Law Publishing); ENTERTAINMENT LAW (3d ed. 2003 & 2013 Supp.) (casebook published by Carolina Adacemic Press).
In addition to teaching, Professor Lind consults with various record companies, music publishers, studios, production companies, museums, theater organizations and other attorneys. He has been outside copyright counsel to Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and outside intellectual property counsel to Lionsgate Entertainment. Professor Lind also speaks to bar associations, entertainment trade associations, museum and library organizations, journalism groups, law schools and seminars. He is recognized and has been quoted as an expert in the subjects of intellectual property, entertainment, art, museum and media law by The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations. He has been an expert witness in numerous cases dealing with intellectual property and entertainment issues, including the “Bratz dolls” case on behalf of Mattel, the Citizen Kane home video case on behalf of Turner Entertainment and a copyright infringement action on behalf of The Black Eyed Peas.
Professor Lind received his Bachelor of Elected Studies degree from the University of Minnesota (Summa Cum Laude), and received his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees from The National Law Center of George Washington University (Highest Honors).