About Me

Jennifer E. Rothman

Jennifer E. Rothman holds the William G. Coskran Chair and is Professor of Law at LMU Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She will be a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 2021. Rothman is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an adviser on the Restatement of the Law (Third) of Torts: Defamation and Privacy. She is also an affiliated fellow at the Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Rothman joined Loyola after serving on the faculty at the Washington University in St. Louis School. She is the 2019-2020 recipient of the David P. Leonard Faculty Service Award for outstanding teaching and service.

Professor Rothman is nationally recognized for her scholarship in the intellectual property and constitutional law fields, and is the leading expert on the right of publicity. Her book, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World, was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press. The book has been described by reviewers as “indispensable” and the “definitive biography of the right of publicity.” Rothman’s essays and articles regularly appear in top law reviews and journals. Her most recent article, The First Amendment and the Right(s) of Publicity is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. She also created Rothman’s Roadmap to the Right of Publicity, www.rightofpublicityroadmap.com, the go-to website for right-of-publicity laws and commentary.

Rothman received her A.B. from Princeton University where she received the Asher Hinds Book Prize and the Grace May Tilton Prize. Rothman received an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she directed an award-winning documentary. Rothman then worked in the film industry, including a position in feature production at Paramount Pictures.

Rothman received her J.D. from UCLA, where she graduated first in her class and won the Jerry Pacht Memorial Constitutional Law Award for her scholarship in that field. Rothman served as law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.

The Book

Privacy Reimagined For A Public World

THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World

This book from Harvard University Press by Professor Jennifer Rothman traces the history and development of the right of publicity and its current collision course with individual liberty, free speech and copyright law.

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