University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Valerie Lovely

Adjunct Professor, Music Law

UNH Law Professor Valerie Lovely teaches music law. She is the founder of Music Law Firm, a transactional music law practice that caters to the legal and business needs of musicians and music business owners. Lovely’s diverse clientele includes those at the start of their careers to recognized and award winning professionals.

In addition to working with her Music Law Firm clients, Lovely accepts a few invitations each year to speak about the legal aspects of the music industry. Audiences have included: The American Bar Association, Belly DanceGeek Clubhouse, Berklee College of Music, the Blacksun Festival, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk Law School, University of New Hampshire School of Law, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Massachusetts, and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Maine.

Lovely is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and teaches through BerkleeOnline. She has provided annual training workshops in music law for The Recording Artist Project (RAP) at Harvard Law School and the Arts & Business Counsel’s Musician’s Professional Toolbox for several years. She also created and taught courses in transactional music law at The Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI) at University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Lovely earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston and has worked in the music industry for many years. As a multi-instrumentalist, she has performed in rock bands, chamber groups, wind ensembles, on studio projects, and has composed music in various styles and for use in a variety of media.

Lovely attended University of Maine School of Law where she participated on the Law Review, Moot Court, the Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Courts, and she was a Legal Writing instructor. Upon graduation she was awarded the Gignoux Award for Appellate Advocacy.

UNH Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Institute faculty