Robert Woods

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

Professor of Practice

Professor Woods 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. He is the author of Legal English for Business (Law Press China 2017) and Everyday Law for Actors (Applause Books 2021).

Before taking up his career as a teacher, he 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. Robert is also an award-winning film producer and has produced and directed more than a dozen theatre productions.

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