Professor Kettle received his B.S. magna cum laude from Bloomfield College and his J.D. from Rutgers–Newark. He joined the faculty in 1991 as an adjunct professor and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2000. He was counsel to Stryker, Tams & Dill LLP from 1993 until his academic leave in 2000. Previously, he was an adjunct professor and visiting professor at Seton Hall Law School and was associated with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. He is a former chair of the New York State Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section and former chair of the New Jersey State Bar Entertainment & Arts Law Committee. His publications have been in the areas of intellectual property, and entertainment, arts, and sports law.
Professor Kettle is the Director of the Rutgers Intellectual Property Law Clinic were he supervises the intellectual property and entertainment law clinical work. He also teaches doctrinal courses in Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Contract Law. He is faculty adviser to the Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, the Entertainment & Sports Law Society, and the Intellectual Property Law Society, and is a former member of the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal. Professor Kettle is also a lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Practicing Law Institute on entertainment and intellectual property law subjects.