Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law

Explore Our Extensive Curriculum and Build Your Network in the Magic City

Whether your interest is in entertainment, arts, or sports law, Miami Law will help you develop a strong foundation with a wide array of doctrinal and practice-based courses. Then, dive deeper with innovative “short courses” taught by leading industry practitioners, many of whom make up our unique advisory board of visionaries in entertainment, arts, and sports law.


Major television networks such as HBO and BBC and Spanish-language powerhouses Telemundo and Univision operate in Miami. Our city hosts international events such as Miami Music Week and Art Basel—together attracting over 200,000 visitors and industry players every year. Home to the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Wynwood Walls, Miami is a city immersed in the arts. Professional sports franchises are based in South Florida, and our very own Miami Hurricanes are one of the most recognized collegiate athletic brands in the nation.

Miami Law’s strategic location will provide networking opportunities that will help you stand out in a competitive field.

Some Facts about Miami and Miami Law:

Laurie Silvers“I began a wonderful journey right here that helped shape me and my career and provided me with the skills I needed to have the courage to dream big... I have always believed that it was the education I received here that honed my abilities as a lawyer and ultimately as an entrepreneur.”

Laurie Silvers, B.A. ’74, J.D. ‘77
Co-CEO of Hollywood.com
Co-founder of Misfits Gaming
Co-founder of the Syfy Channel PBS Foundation Board of Directors Miami, FL


  • A Playbook for Leadership and the Law
  • Advanced Trademark
  • Art Law
  • Bidding & Hosting Major Events
  • Blank Space: IP Law Through the Lens of Taylor Swift
  • Chat ENT: AI's Impact on Entertainment, Arts and Sports
  • Comparative Sports Law (in Florence) - University of Florence
  • Copyright
  • Cultural Property and Antiquities Trafficking: Importation Laws and Border Enforcement
  • Digital Transformation Services: Business & Legal Consideration
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Law in Latin America
  • E-Sports
  • European Sports Law (in Madrid) – Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE)
  • Fashion Law
  • Intellectual Property in Digital Media
  • International Sports Arbitration
  • Intro to TV: Legal & Business Affairs
  • Investing in Sports: From Private Equity and Venture Capital to Emerging Industry Trends
  • LIV Golf, the PGA Tour, and the Future of Professional Golf
  • Media Distribution
  • Museum Law
  • Music Festivals, Concerts & Other Live Productions
  • Music Law
  • Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements
  • Negotiation and Drafting for the Entertainment Business I and II
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Purchase and Sale of an MiLB Team
  • Representing a Professional Sports Franchise
  • Representing the Pre-Professional Athlete
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Sneaker Law
  • Social Media Law
  • Sports Betting and Regulation
  • Sports, Entertainment and Social Impact
  • Sports Law
  • Sports Law in a Collectively Bargained World
  • Taxation of Athletes and Entertainers
  • The Business of Sports: The View from the Front Office
  • Trademark Law
  • TV Deal Making in the 21st Century
  • TV Production in Latin America
  • Union Organizing nad Collective Bargaining in the Entertainment Industry
  • Video Game Law
  • Women in Professional Sport: A Legal, Social and Business Analysis

*Course list is not exhaustive and does not set out a path of study.

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Practicums and Experiential Courses

  • Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law (EASL)-LegalArtLink Practicum
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Media Distribution
  • Music Law
  • Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements
  • Negotiating and Drafting for the Business of Entertainment I and II
  • Purchase and Sale of a Minor League Baseball Team
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • The Business of Sports
  • Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining

Joint Degrees

International Opportunities

Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Business Law Society
  • Charles C. Papy Moot Court Board: Students compete in moot court competitions in sports law and have participated in the: Moorad Game Day Case Competition, Tulane Professional Sports Negotiation Competitions: International Baseball Arbitration Competition, the Professional Football Negotiation Competition, and the Professional Basketball Negotiation Competition. 
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Society: One of the most active student organizations on Miami Law's campus hosts the Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference. 
  • Intellectual Property Law Society

Internships and Externships**

  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)
  • Atlanta Hawks (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bacardi (Miami, FL)
  • BBC Studios (Miami, FL)
  • Blank Rome LLP (Philadelphia, PA)
  • CONCACAF (Miami, FL)
  • Creative Artist Agency – Hockey (Nashville, TN)
  • DC United (Washington, DC)
  • Greenberg Traurig (Miami, FL)
  • Greenspoon Marder (Miami, FL)
  • HBO (Los Angeles, CA)
  • HBO Latin America (Miami, FL)
  • Holland & Knight (Miami, FL)
  • InterMiami CF (Miami, FL)
  • Jones Day (New York, NY)
  • Legends (New York, NY)
  • Lowe Art Museum (Miami, FL)
  • Major League Baseball (New York, NY)
  • Major League Soccer (Miami, FL)
  • Miami Dolphins (Miami, FL)
  • Miami Marlins (Miami, FL)
  • Minnesota Vikings (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Museum of Graffiti (Miami, FL)
  • Museum of Modern Art-SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA)
  • Nashville Predators (Nashville, TN)
  • National Lacrosse League (Philadelphia, PA)
  • NBAPA (New York, NY)
  • New York Red Bulls (New York, NY)
  • Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
  • Reed Smith (Miami, FL)
  • Roc Nation Sports (New York, NY)
  • Sesame Workshop (New York, NY)
  • SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sony Music (New York, NY)
  • UC Irvine Athletics (Irvine, CA)
  • UFC (Las Vegas, NV)
  • United Soccer League (Tampa, FL)
  • USA Rugby (Westminster, CO)
  • Universal Music (Miami, FL)
  • Universal Orlando (Orlando, FL)
  • Warner Music (Miami, FL)
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York, NY)
  • WNBPA (New York, NY)

**List is not exhaustive and is intended to provide examples of past externships and internships. 

Advisory Board and Faculty in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports

The law school attracts top local, national and international experts as members of its advisory board  and as adjunct professors. Some advisors and faculty include:

  • Charles Baker - Partner and Co-Chair, Entertainment Sports and Media Industry Group, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Horacio Gutierrez - Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Walt Disney Company
  • Terri Jackson - Executive Director, WNBPA
  • Ana Salas Siegel - Senior Vice President & General Counsel, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • DeMaurice Smith - Executive Director, NFLPA
  • Marc Trestman - Former NFL, CFL, and XFL Head Coach


Global Entertainment + Sports Law Industry Conference
Counseling Creators: Influencers, Artists and Trendsetters Negotiation Competition and Conference