Robert
Woods
Director, University of Arizona Law Program, Ocean University, Qingdao, China

Biographical Information

Robert Woods is the Director of the University of Arizona Law Program at Ocean University of China in Qingdao, China. Robert has previously taught business law at The Los Angeles Film School, entertainment law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, entertainment law and trial procedures at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, and a course on American law at Guangxi University in Nanning, China.

Before taking up his career as a teacher, Robert was a longtime entertainment lawyer in Beverly Hills, California. He was production counsel for numerous movies, and he represented several television production companies, talent agencies, producers, directors, writers, and musicians. As a trial lawyer, Robert established several important legal precedents, resulting in five published opinions by the California Court of Appeal. In 2001, Robert was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Robert also produced three films for television:  the award-winning TV movie, The Miracle of the Cards for Viacom (Winner, 2002 Movieguide Epiphany Prize for "most inspirational television program"), and the holiday specials The Elf Who Saved Christmas and The Elf and the Magic Key for USA Network.

Besides his film and law background, Robert has an ongoing interest in the theatre. Robert has produced and directed theatre productions in such far-flung places as Magnolia, Arkansas, Los Angeles, California, and Nanning, China.

Robert holds a J.D. in Law and an MFA in Theatre Directing, both from The University of Oklahoma.

Education

J.D.
University of Oklahoma College of Law
M.F.A.
University of Oklahoma
B.F.A.
University of Oklahoma

Admitted to Practice

California
District of Columbia

Work Experience

Director, University of Arizona Law Program
Ocean University, Qingdao, China
2017 - present
Associate Program Director/Instructor
Los Angeles Film School
2012 - 2017
Adjunct Professor
Oklahoma City University School of Law
2010 - 2012
Adjunct Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Law
2011
Instructor
University of Oklahoma, School of Drama
2009 - 2011
Instructor
Guangxi University, Nanning, China
2008 - 2009
Member
Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter, P.C., Beverly Hills, California
2004 - 2008
Owner
Law Offices of Robert W. Woods, Los Angeles, California
2002 - 2004
Partner
The Business Affairs Group, Los Angeles, California
1998 - 2002
Owner
Law Offices of Robert W. Woods, Los Angeles, California
1996 - 1997