John R. Kettle III, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been appointed to the new, seven-member Law School Advisory Board of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC). Professor Kettle supervises students in intellectual property and entertainment matters in the Rutgers Community Law Clinic. In addition he teaches courses in Contracts, Copyright and Trademark, Advanced Intellectual Property, and Entertainment Law.
The Los Angeles-based AMEC has created a Law School Section to promote interest in and advance the education of entertainment, media and sports law. Through the section, the association will host student-sponsored events at law schools throughout the country and hold an annual essay competition, with the winner invited to attend AMEC’s Counsel of the Year Awards Ceremony in Hollywood. The winning essay will also be printed in AMEC’s M/E Insights Magazine.
Professor Kettle served as counsel to the Newark-based firm Stryker, Tams & Dill, LLP where his practice concentrated on intellectual property and entertainment law matters. He was also affiliated with business and legal affairs at the Prudential Insurance Company of America. He served as the chair of the New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, and is a former chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Entertainment & Arts Law Section and a former member of the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal. His publications have been in the areas of intellectual property, and entertainment, arts, and sports law.
Professor Kettle received his B.S. magna cum laude from Bloomfield College and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law–Newark. He joined the faculty in 1991 as an adjunct professor and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2000. He is faculty adviser to the Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, the Entertainment & Sports Law Society, and the Intellectual Property Law Society. | Read Story