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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

CNN
March 31, 2020
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about how the new stimulus bill includes a tax break for the 1%. He said, "Under the change, our rich taxpayer couple... can now deduct an unlimited amount of 'excess losses' in real estate against income from other sources. So now real estate moguls with lucrative day jobs or bountiful capital gains from other investments can go back to living tax-free."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Thomas D. Lyon
January, 2020

“Children’s concealment of a minor transgression: The role of age, maltreatment, and executive functioning,” (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 191 (2020).

Thomas D. Lyon
January, 2020

“The effects of the putative confession and evidence presentation on maltreated and non-maltreated 9- to 12-year-olds’ coached concealment of a minor transgression,” (with Angela Evans) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 188 (2019).

Dan Simon
January, 2020

"The Adversarial Mindset," Psychology, Public Policy and Law.