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.