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Lecturer in Law
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017Email: DCIreland@law.usc.edu
Telephone: (323) 549-6043
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland is chief operating officer and general counsel of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), responsible for cross-organizational accountability and all legal affairs and strategy, and for oversight of the organization’s legal, government affairs and public policy, international, governance, professional representatives, EEO/diversity, human resources and administration, and foreign royalties departments. He also oversees the legal aspects of collective bargaining and contract enforcement for all SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreements. On behalf of SAG-AFTRA, he serves as a member of the boards of the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, the SAG-Producers Pension Plan, SoundExchange, and the SAG-AFTRA and Industry Sound Recordings Distribution Fund, and as Co-Chair of the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund. He is a delegate to the International Federation of Actors (FIA).
Previously, Crabtree-Ireland served as Screen Actors Guild's deputy national executive director and general counsel, and as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. At USC Gould School of Law, he focuses on international law and legal issues, and co-teaches the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition class.
Crabtree-Ireland serves as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court and is a past treasurer and board member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a past chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations. Crabtree-Ireland is also a past co-president of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles and a past trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.
Crabtree-Ireland received his BSFS with a concentration in international relations, law, and organization from Georgetown University and his JD from UC Davis School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of Barristers.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Orin Kerr was cited for his recent editorial on his experience taking the California bar exam much later in life in order to practice law in another state. "It’s not like you can test lawyerly competence among 20 topics any better than with 10 topics," Kerr commented. "It just requires more time memorizing, and it’s not obvious what that has to do with lawyerly ability.”
"Blindspot: Faith-Based Discrimination and the Misinterpretation of Sherbert v. Verner," Conference on Law, Religion and Complicity, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
"The Great Patent Grab", The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
"Parental Control Rights." In Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law, edited by Elizabeth Brake & Lucinda Ferguson. New York: Oxford Univerity Press, 2018.