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Class notes: William Henslee (BA ’77)

ORLANDO, Fla- Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law Professor William (Bill) Henslee has written his eighth book. Entertainment Law and Business (Wolkers Kluwer) provides a business basis for legal applications as well as a practical approach to learning the law applying to the entertainment industry, and covers the processes involved from submitting an idea to creating an actual product. “I am very passionate about the law, especially entertainment law,” said Henslee. “This book includes recent entertainment industry cases that both professors and law students will find helpful.”

Henslee and his co-author Elizabeth Henslee, JD, MLIS, include the most up‑to‑date material along with seminal cases shaping the entertainment law industry. Bill Henslee is a founding faculty member. He came to the FAMU College of Law from Pepperdine University, where he taught for 12 years. Winner of the Clark Award for Creative Writing, Professor Henslee is the author or editor of eight books. He teaches a range of courses, including copyright, trademarks and unfair competition, sports, and entertainment law.

Bill Henslee holds a MFA in film and television from University of California, Los Angeles, a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a BA in English from the University of Hawai‘i.

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