Jennifer E. Rothman is Professor of Law and the Joseph Scott Fellow at Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She joined the faculty from Washington University in St. Louis. Prof. Rothman teaches and writes in the areas of Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Copyright, the Right of Publicity, Intellectual Property Theory, Constitutional Law and Torts. She is recognized as a leading scholar in the intellectual property field and her work regularly appears in top law reviews and journals, including the Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and Virginia Law Review. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves on the ABA’s Trademark Legislation Committee as the Chair of the Fashion Design Subcommittee.
Prof. Rothman received her A.B. from Princeton University with honors, receiving the Asher Hinds Book Prize and the Grace May Tilton Prize for her senior thesis. She then received an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. After USC, she worked in the film industry for a number of years, including positions at Paramount Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment. Prof. Rothman subsequently received a J.D. from UCLA where she graduated first in her class and was awarded the Jerry Pacht Memorial Constitutional Law Award. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced as an entertainment and intellectual property litigator at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles.