After graduation from Loyola, Francesca Fau moved to Los Angeles where she began working at Fischbach, Perlstein, Lieberman & Almond LLP, a law firm that specializes in film, television, and music contracts. Her tenure there sparked an interest in the law of collective bargaining and the legal side of the entertainment business. To pursue that interest, she began her legal studies at Southwestern Law School in 2015.
At Southwestern Law School, Francesca is a student editor of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law, a forum for exploring the complex and unsettled legal principles that apply to the production and distribution of media and entertainment. She is also the vice president of Southwestern’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and during the 2016-2017 academic year, she served as the Donations Chair for Southwestern’s Women’s Law Association.
While she completes her studies, Francesca works as a law clerk with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Lewis Brisbois is a nationwide law firm of over 1,000 attorneys. As a law clerk, Francesca assists businesses in the defense of workers’ compensation, discrimination, and sexual harassment claims. She will take the California state bar exam in July 2018.
In addition to her legal work, Francesca is a freelance film writer, and a regular contributor to Film School Rejects, a website dedicated to critiquing film and television. You can read her writing on everything from the hit TV show, Broad City, to the children’s film Paddington 2.
You can connect with Francesca on Twitter at @bettercallfau and Linkedin.