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Thomas Brierton, JD

Associate Professor of Business Law

Contact

Phone: 209.946.2632
Email: tbrierton@pacific.edu

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

And by appointment

Education

Northern Illinois University, J.D.

University of Wisconsin, BBA

Thomas Brierton is an Associate Professor of Business Law in the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He specializes in Employment Law and Entertainment Law.

Thomas has been involved in both the academic and legal environments for the past twenty-five years. He has taught a variety of courses on the graduate level, executive programs for the Westgate Center for Management Development in the Eberhardt School of Business, the Graziadio Graduate School of Management at Pepperdine University, the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University, and the College of Business at Northern Illinois University. In addition, he teaches Entertainment Law at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.

Thomas, as an attorney, has litigated a wide variety of cases in private practice and served as a consultant to many organization throughout the western half of the United States. He has testified as an expert before the California Legislature on employment bills. He has written and published journal articles in the employment and entertainment law areas and consistently presents papers at national and regional meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Rocky Mountain Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the Music and Entertainment Industries Educators Association.

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

  • The Right of Publicity: Challenging the Underlying Rationale of a Limited Postmortem Term, published in the Arizona State University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, vol 4:1 (2015) with Peter Bowal and Ashley Lavon Leak, here.
  • The Law of Infant Waivers: Wong v. Lok's Martal Arts Centre INC, published in the University of British Columbia Law Review, vol. 44:2 with Peter Bowal and John Rollett, here
  • Paper Presentation: California Sexual Harassment Law, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, CA 
  • Invited Guest Panelist: An Academic Perspective on Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Week McGeorge School of Law Sacramento, CA 
 

EBERHARDT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS,
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Commercial Law (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Employment Law
Ethics for the Professional Accountant (Graduate)
Entertainment Law
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Legas Aspects of Business for Dentists (Graduate)

MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW,
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
Entertainment Law for Law Students (Graduate)

WESTGATE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
Legal Issues in Employee Relations
Personnel Law for the Church Sponsored Organization

EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER,
WILLIAMETTE UNIVERSITY
Human Resource Management

GRADIDIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE EDUCATION,
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
Human Resource Management

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS,
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
The Legal Environment of Business (Honors)
Business Ethics
Business Law (Graduate)

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION COLLEGE OF BUSINESS,
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Intensive CPA Review Program-Law