Rothman, Jennifer

Jennifer E. Rothman

Professor of Law
Joseph Scott Fellow 

Jennifer Rothman
Jennifer E. Rothman, Professor of Law, Joseph Scott Fellow

Courses Taught

  • Trademarks & Unfair Competition
  • Copyright
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual Property Theory
  • The Right of Publicity
  • Legal Issues in Reality and Non-Fiction Works
  • Torts 



  • AB, Princeton University
  • MFA, University of Southern California
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles



Jennifer E. Rothman is Professor of Law and the Joseph Scott Fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an affiliated fellow at the Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School. 

Professor Rothman is nationally recognized for her scholarship in the intellectual property and constitutional law fields, and is the leading expert on the right of publicity. Her book, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World, was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press. The book has been described by reviewers as "indispensable," "required reading," and the "definitive biography of the right of publicity." Rothman's essays and articles regularly appear in top law reviews and journals, including those at Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford, and Virginia. Rothman created Rothman's Roadmap to the Right of Publicity,, the go-to website for right-of-publicity questions and news.

Rothman received her A.B. from Princeton University where she received the Asher Hinds Book Prize and the Grace May Tilton Prize. Rothman received an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where she directed an award-winning documentary. Rothman then worked in the film industry for a number of years, including positions at Paramount Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment, before embarking on her legal career.

Rothman received her J.D. from UCLA, where she graduated first in her class and won the Jerry Pacht Memorial Constitutional Law Award for her scholarship in that field. Rothman served as law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, and then practiced as an entertainment and intellectual property litigator in Los Angeles at Irell & Manella.


The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World (Harvard Univ. Press 2018)

Selected Articles

Selected Essays and Book Chapters