Faculty Profiles

Jeffrey Light

Jeffrey Light

Lecturer in Law
A.B. Columbia University, 1979
J.D. Columbia Law School, 1983

Jeffrey Light will be a clinical advisor for the Music Industry Clinic. A thirty-five year music industry veteran, Light has been a partner of Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light since 1992. He and his firm have done work for many recording artists including The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber and Christina Aguilera among many others, as well as for movie and TV studios, video game companies, composers and many executives in the entertainment industries. He has been the primary outside music lawyer for 20th Century Fox Television and video game publisher Electronic Arts for a quarter century.

Light has been involved with many cultural touchstones over the past years, both as a principal in Harmonix (the company behind video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band) and as a business affairs strategist for the music on the hit TV shows “Glee” and “Empire.”

Light received his A.B. and J.D. from Columbia University. While at Columbia Law School, he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar (1981-1982), a James Kent scholar (1982-1983), Editor-in-Chief of Art & the Law and received the Carroll G. Harper prize in intellectual property studies. He was an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern Law School from 1993-2003 and again from 2009-2011 where he taught courses on music industry contracts. Light has lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to music law, and has spoken at Stanford, Columbia, University of Michigan, USC and UCLA.