Bobby Desmond is a student at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. His leadership positions include Vice President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Student Recruitment Team Member, and ILSP Ambassador. He is also enrolled in the Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program, a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association, and the Managing Editor of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy.
Recently, Bobby’s interest in telecommunications law lead him to a legal internship at America’s Public Television Stations. PBS created the non-profit membership organization to foster a strong public television system through advocacy, planning, research, and communication. Bobby assisted the General Counsel in researching and drafting comments filed in FCC proceedings. He also wrote legal briefs on a number of issues facing the television industry. His assignments ranged from ATSC 3.0 approval and the spectrum auction to statutory copyright licenses and trademark infringement.
As an undergrad at the University of Florida, Bobby Desmond received a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Law. During this time, he worked part-time as an on-air radio personality on WYKS Kiss 105.3 FM. Additionally, he hosted and directed two web-series and wrote a weekly television column for the Independent Florida Alligator. A proud first generation college student, Bobby also acted as a Peer Mentor for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program.