FAMU LAW PROFESSOR CO-AUTHORS ENTERTAINMENT LAW AND BUSINESS BOOK
ORLANDO, Fla- Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law Professor William (Bill) Henslee has written his eighth book. Entertainment Law and Business (Wolkers Kluwer) provides a business basis for legal applications as well as a practical approach to learning the law that applies to the entertainment industry, and covers the processes involved from submitting an idea to creating an actual product.
“I am very passionate about the law, especially entertainment law,” said Professor Bill Henslee, FAMU College of Law. “This book includes recent entertainment industry cases that both professors and law students will find helpful.”
Professor Henslee and his co-author Elizabeth Henslee, J.D., M.L.I.S., include the most up-to-date material along with seminal cases that have shaped the entertainment law industry. Entertainment Law and Business also includes:
- Primary cases edited to include pertinent facts, law, and reasoning for the outcome
- Notes which include both practical information about the case and additional information to enhance the understanding of the reasoning
- Discussion questions
- Organization by substantive areas of law and by business practice areas
- Flexibility—an instructor can use the book in a survey course or for a specialty seminar
Professor Henslee is a founding faculty member. He came to the FAMU College of Law from Pepperdine University, where he taught for 12 years. Winner of the Clark Award for Creative Writing, Professor Henslee is the author or editor of eight books. He teaches a range of courses, including copyright, trademarks and unfair competition, sports, and entertainment law.
Professor Henslee holds a M.F.A. in film and television from University of California, Los Angeles, a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a B.A. in English from the University of Hawaii. Professor Henslee has represented a number of clients in the music and sports industry. He worked as a principal in the firm of Henslee and Weisberger.
About FAMU College of Law
The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.
The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.
With tuition among the lowest of the 13 law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.
The College of Law’s student body is diverse – more than 70 percent minority and more than 50 percent women – helping to enrich a campus community where intellectual freedom and self-discovery are encouraged. Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.
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