"I applaud the pioneering spirit," said Visiting Professor David Nimmer who recognizes Miami Law as the first and only school to introduce an interdisciplinary J.D/M.M. degree, which provides students with an avenue to understand the legal side of the music industry. "I'm grateful the Dean recognized the need right from the get-go to add special avenues of education, and was delighted to be part of the faculty."
Mr. Nimmer, Of Counsel to Irrell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles as well as Professor from Practice at UCLA School of Law, recently completed teaching Applied Topics in Advanced Music Copyright Law, one of a series of short-courses being taught this semester. Nimmer was named one of California's "Top 10 Copyright Lawyers" in 2008 and is well-known for updating and revising Nimmer on Copyright.
During his week at Miami Law, Nimmer also presented a well-attended evening lecture titled "In Search of Copyright's Lost Ark".
Nimmer's class followed another well-respected legal professional Harold Flegelman who taught The Art of the Deal: Acquiring a Music Publishing Catalog, during the first week of the spring semester.