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Melissa Eckhause

Melissa Eckhause

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: September 20, 2019




Melissa Eckhause is an intellectual property attorney specializing in copyright and trademark law. She also teaches “Advanced Media Law in the Digital Age” at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She previously was an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, where she taught entertainment law, and was an assistant professor at the Art Institute, where she taught copyright law, media business law, fashion business law and other courses.

Prior to entering academia, she spent more than 10 years in private practice at Am Law 150 firms. She has represented media outlets, music and film producers, Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures, entertainment professionals and professional athletes in litigation and deals.

She received an LLM from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She also graduated first in her class from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and earned a BBA with honors from the University of Wisconsin. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod
September 24, 2020
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was interviewed on the Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod Podcast on the lack of charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "As a law professor I teach my students that ethics are important to lawyers... It is especially disturbing for me to see the attorney general mislead the American public that way" regarding Breonna Taylors death, he said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jonathan Barnett
July, 2020

"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.

Jonathan Barnett
July, 2020

"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.

Edward McCaffery
July, 2020

“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal  95 (2020): 1233.