Wayne Overbeck is Professor of Communications, Emeritus, at California State University, Fullerton. Professor Overbeck earned his Ph.D. at UCLA and his J.D. at Loyola Law School. He passed the California bar exam in 1975. In the years since, he has practiced law in California and Washington, D.C. but always wanted to return to college teaching and writing. With over 35 years of teaching experience and his years as a practicing attorney, he continues to be an expert in the field of media law and brings that experience to each edition of MAJOR PRINCIPLES OF MEDIA LAW. Dr. Overbeck has also written several other books and taught on other campuses.