Perry Poussard, Jr.

Perry Poussard, Jr.

J.D. Candidate

Entertainment & Media Law, Business & Corporate Law


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Latest Update: 9/11/2017

Education

Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, California
Juris Doctor Candidate, SCALE Accelerated Two-Year Program, May 2018

Distinctions

Grade Point Average: 3.434
Dean's Fellow
Top 10 Brief Writer, Southwestern Law 2017 Intramural Competition
CALI Award, International Entertainment Law

Activities

Academics Chair/Senior Advocate, Trial Advocacy Honors Program
Student Editor, Journal of International and Media Entertainment Law
Co-President, Entertainment Law Society
Co-President, Couples & Families Association
Participant, Education Abroad, University of London, Summer 2017
Student Editor, Journal of International Media & Entertainment (JIMEL)
Ambassador, SCALE Admissions Outreach & Social Media Contributor
Member, OUTLaw Society

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association (ELIPS)
The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor of General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies: Computer Engineering, Mathematics, & Theatre, December 2007
Honors: Chancellor's List: Fall 2007; Dean's List: Fall 2003, Spring 2004; Kip Knight & Day Leadership Award, Fall 2006

Experience

Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic

Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA
Law Clerk, August 2017 - Present

Provide legal and business affairs services to clients of independent films, including copyright licenses, creative and talent agreements, and clearance; create and red-line contracts; produce accurate, reliable work product.

Videoconferencing Project

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Pro Bono Volunteer, September 2016 - May 2017

Conduct initial client interviews as part of a new legal aid initiative to serve a range of legal issues including family law, domestic violence, immigration, consumer protection, government benefits, housing and more.

Small Claims Clinic

Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA
Pro Bono Volunteer, July 2016 - April 2017

Educate litigants on small claims procedure and provide legal information regarding small claims options.

NewYorkRep

Stalking The Bogeyman; Why You Beasting?, New York, New York
Producer/Marketing Consultant, June 2013 - July 2014

Designed advertising, marketing, and social media materials to promote Off-Broadway runs of each play. Sparked discussion on the subjects of child sexual abuse and the American education system.

The Walt Disney Company

WDW Entertainment; Y.E.S. Programs, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Trainer/Coordinator/Performer and Education Facilitator, January 2005 - June 2015

Collaboratively trained performers and provided instruction on operating guidelines; supervised cast while providing guest relations; coordinated special events. Facilitated chemistry and ImaginEARing programs for school aged children.

ECCO Productions/ENCORE

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Volunteer Technology Director, 2009 - 2011

Implemented e-communications system, volunteer hours tracking databases, secure group intranet, and e-ticketing system; maintained systems, databases, and websites/social media.

Gospel Roads Social Justice Retreat

South Orange, NJ; Belle Glade, FL; Miami, FL
Co-Director, 2001 - 2006

Educated participants on social justice issues by collaborating with multiple community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, soup kitchens, nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and summer camps.