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.


Clinics Open House

TJSL Free Clinics Have Open House

April 19, 2012

Thomas Jefferson School of Law has several clinical programs, and they all teamed up for an open house event on April 18.  The Small Business Law...

Swinging Hollywood

Swinging Hollywood Event a Hit

April 11, 2012

By Lindsey-Shannon Lee Students, professors and area attorneys came together on Saturday, April 7 to attend the wildly successful “...

Barristers 2012

2012 Barristers Ball Rolls Out The Red Carpet

February 13, 2012

Move over Hollywood! The Student Bar Association at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is your new competition when it comes to producing glitzy and...

Sailboat Race

Dean Hasl & Crew Win Sailboat Race

August 29, 2011

To Dean Rudy Hasl’s many accolades, you can add one more: winning sailboat captain!

Dean Hasl and his 40-foot sailboat “Hasl Free” won the...

Entertainment and Media Law

Intellectual Property

Legal Writing