Bobby Desmond


As an undergrad, Bobby Desmond was a weekly contributor to the largest student run newspaper in the United States, The Independent Florida Alligator. His television column was featured online and printed in the paper’s entertainment section. Beyond print experience, Bobby also interned as a blogger at Immersive Youth Marketing, serving as an expert on tech trends, social media, and music in the youth market.

During law school, Bobby served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. JTLP is a scholarly legal journal devoted to the discussion of relevant technology issues, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, antitrust, information privacy, and computer law. During the fall of his 2L year, his responsibilities as Galleys Editor included editing articles “above-the-line.”  During the spring, his responsibilities as Assistant Managing Editor include raising funds, soliciting ads and donations, and organizing service projects and social events. He also submitted a case comment on the copyright infringement case against Beyonce’s Lemonade and a note on the criminal copyright implications of the FCC’s Unlock the Box proposal. The Executive Board elected to publish his note on the DMCA’s safe harbor defenses under LiveJournal v. Mavrix in the Spring 2018 issue.

Speaking Engagements

Legal Publications

Scholarly Legal Journals:

DJ turned JD: An Entertainment, Media, IP, Internet and Social Media Blawg

During his 3L summer, Bobby began DJ turned JD, a blog on legal updates in the entertainment and media industries which covers a variety of topics from copyright and trademark to free speech, defamation, and right of publicity to online crimes and internet regulation.

Guest Posts to Legal Blogs:

Non-legal Publications

Sample of Online Publications from Immersive Youth Marketing:

List of Print Publications from The Independent Florida Alligator:

Featured Media:

Bobby Desmond has been interviewed for and featured in a number of print and online publications as well as television news broadcasts including the Today Show, the Washington Post, the Federal Communications Bar Association’s newsletter, on the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation’s website, twice on the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Admissions Blog (here and here), and the Independent Florida Alligator.