About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Roger Schroeder has had a diverse career on both the creative and business sides of the entertainment industry. He earned a JD degree from the USC Gould School of Law and as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He spent 13 years as an attorney at a boutique entertainment firm in Century City, where he represented the major studios and networks on various copyright and rights issues. He is now in-house at NBCUniversal where he is part of the studio’s team of lawyers providing guidance to its film, television, cable and streaming divisions on the production of new properties, as well as the continuing success of previously produced and historical properties.
Schroeder is well-versed in the creative side of the business. He wrote the film “A Boyfriend for Christmas,” which has become a perennial inclusion on the Hallmark Channel each holiday season. He also served as a writer of the popular NBC TV series “Days of Our Lives,” winning an Emmy award for his work on the series in 2012 and was nominated for a WGA Award in 2013.
In addition, Schroeder is a member of both the WGA and the Television Academy. He previously taught at UCLA Extension for 15 years.
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Franita Tolson was quoted in the New Yorker about the legal challenges likely to follow the 2020 presidential election. “You will still see many claims that absentee ballots have been wrongly rejected, and those will lead to court cases," Tolson said. "The fact that we are generating lots of voting by mail will generate a lot of litigation.”
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.