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Brian Westley Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

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J.D., American University Washington College of Law

B.S., James Madison University

Brian Westley is an adjunct instructor at American University. He is also Senior Counsel, Standards & Practices, at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).  At PBS, Mr. Westley provides pre-broadcast counseling and legal advice on a variety of issues, including compliance with FCC regulations.  He also manages and implements PBS’s editorial standards and funding standards, and he advises senior leadership on potential conflicts of interest and other ethical issues related to programming.  Prior to joining PBS, Mr. Westley was an attorney at a large intellectual property law firm in Washington.  Before law school, he spent nearly a decade as a journalist, including seven years at The Associated Press in Washington.
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Fall 2021

  • COMM-401 Communication Law

Spring 2022

  • COMM-401 Communication Law