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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
You do not need to become a lawyer or have a legal background to pursue a Master of Sports Law & Business degree. Graduates are equipped to understand the sports market and the regulatory forces at play in the U.S. and globally. This one-year, 36-credit hour degree is for people who want to master legal principles that impact sports organizations. Fall and spring starts and full or part-time options are available. Spring enrollments are reserved for a limited number of candidates who demonstrate exceptional work experience in sports.
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.