Robert Woods

  • Adjunct Professor


B.F.A., University of Oklahoma

M.F.A, University of Oklahoma

J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law


Robert Woods is the former Director of the University of Arizona Law Program at Ocean University of China School of Law, in Qingdao, China, and Professor of Practice. Robert taught multiple courses at Ocean University of China, including contracts, torts, property, intellectual property, business organizations, and of course entertainment law. Robert has previously taught law and business courses at The Los Angeles Film School, the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the Oklahoma City University School of Law, and at Guangxi University in Nanning, China.

Robert is the author of two books on law: Legal English for Business (2018, Law Press of China), and Everyday Law for Actors (2021, Applause Books).

Before teaching, 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 was also the producer of 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 law and film background, Robert has an ongoing interest in the theatre. Robert has produced and directed more than a dozen theatre productions.

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

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