Jeff Slattery

Jeff Slattery
Jeff Slattery
Professor of Lawyering
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law;
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, with honors and highest distinction
Phone: (619) 961-4308

Before attending law school, Professor Slattery spent more than a decade as a performer and music industry professional, working in the United States and the United Kingdom. After law school, he combined his expertise and education into a thriving art and entertainment law practice. Throughout his time as an attorney, Professor Slattery also taught substantive courses in copyright, moral rights, publicity rights, trademark, employment, contract and business law to artists, musicians, authors and filmmakers, including engagements with California Lawyers for the Arts and the University of Southern California. Today, Professor Slattery blends his artistic background, legal experience and formal study of rhetoric in his teaching, research and service to the community.

Since joining the TJSL faculty in 2007, he has participated in a number of panels, published articles focusing on art and entertainment issues, and served on the boards of local arts organizations. In 2012, Professor Slattery launched the Art & Entertainment Law Project, a clinical program where students provide pro-bono legal services to individuals, organizations, and small businesses involved with the arts. His scholarly pursuits tend toward intersections of art and the law, with a present focus on developments in public art and the public domain. In addition, Professor Slattery has a deep interest in educational theory and learning-centered research.

Courses include:

Art and Cultural Property Law, Copyright Law, Legal Writing I & II

Articles, Book Chapters, And Article-Length Works

Art Law in Transactional Practice, 12 Wake Forest J. Bus. & Intell. Prop. L. 364 (2012)

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty is highly prolific in the field of legal scholarship and our professors are in demand as speakers and panelists at legal events in the U.S. and abroad.

TJSL Contributes to Copyright Discourse

November 21, 2014

On Friday, November 7, 2014, “Picture This: Copyrights and Copywrongs in Visual Works From Comics to Photographs,” brought copyright...

First Annual TJSL Talent Show

April 9, 2014

Members of the faculty, staff and student body showed off their skills at the April 2nd TJSL Follies, Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s first...

Upcoming TJSL Inaugural Talent Show

March 24, 2014

Sign up to show off your skills or simply come enjoy performances by TJSL professors, alumni and students at the inaugural Thomas Jefferson School...


TJSL’s Small Business Law Center Receives Major Award from the ABA

July 11, 2013

The American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division has presented TJSL’s Small Business Law Center (SBLC) with the...

IP Practicum

TJSL's IP Practicum Program is a Major Success

June 14, 2013

Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s groundbreaking IP Practicum has just completed its first three-week...

Entertainment and Media Law

Intellectual Property

Legal Writing