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The Sports Law and Business Program uses the expertise of world-class faculty and programming to provide specialized and targeted experiences for legal scholars with career aspirations in sports. It is the only law program in the U.S. that combines sports, law, and business into one comprehensive program. The Juris Doctor concentration in sports law and business creates more opportunity for students looking to work at the vibrant intersection of sports business and the law. The program offers JD students a readily-applicable curriculum and real-world experiences, teaching future lawyers how to solve industry problems through the lens of sports by considering all regulatory, revenue, reputational, and relationship factors involved in a given scenario.
JD students must complete a total of 88 credit hours and a written substantial paper in order to meet graduation requirements. The concentration in sports law and business requires 15 credits:
The JD concentration in sports law and business has flexible requirements that students may choose from, including the following course options:
Previous internship opportunities
If so, consider pursuing a Master of Laws with a concentration in Sports Law and Business. This degree is for individuals who already have a law degree and aspire to increase their ability to predict and solve issues facing the sports industry at every level. Sports, estimated to be a $1.3 trillion industry worldwide, has the ability to effect social change in every neighborhood around the globe. The sports industry is experiencing a modern revolution with the advent of technology leading to new methods of publishing and consumption of live events, and practitioners with a special knowledge base in sports law, governance, policy, and business will work at the cutting edge of this highly publicized industry.
Students pursuing an LLM must complete a total of 24 credit hours. The concentration in sports law and business includes:
Course options include:
Internships are intended to assist MSLB students as they develop their professional skills and secure an appropriate position in the industry. Most internships can be completed year round, but they require careful coordination with academic schedules.
Past internships include:
Other courses include:
Students are required to complete a culminating experience in their chosen field of interest, which should include the creation of some tangible work product.
Occasionally, some students will also take other courses within the law school or in other graduate programs on campus that are consistent with their career objectives.