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 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:

  • Miami Law founded the first Sneaker Law Case Study Competition
  • Top 15 U.S. law School for Music Law – Billboard Magazine in 2019 
  • Top school for music lawyers - Billboard Magazine 2021
  • Top 10 worldwide for Sports Law – llmguide 2021 and 2020
  • Top 10 worldwide for Entertainment/Media Law - llmguide 2021 and 2020
  • Miami is home to 5 major professional sports franchises (the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Marlins, the Miami Heat, the Miami FC, and the Florida Panthers), as well as the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

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

Courses*

  • Art Law
  • Art Museum Law
  • Business, Sports, and Entertainment Immigration Seminar
  • Contracts
  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Cultural Property and Antiquities Trafficking: Importation Laws and Border Enforcement 
  • eSports 
  • Entertainment and Media Law in a Digital Age 
  • Entertainment Law in Latin America 
  • Entertainment Law: A Real-World Guide 
  • Entertainment Law: Motion Pictures and TV 
  • European Sport Law 
  • Gaming Law 
  • Immigration for Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers 
  • Indie Film and the Law 
  • Intercollegiate Athletics 
  • International Cultural Heritage Law 
  • International Sports Arbitration 
  • International Sports Law 
  • Law and the Media 
  • Media Distribution 
  • Media Law 
  • Motion Picture Financing 
  • Museum Law 
  • Music Law 
  • Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Playbook for Leadership and the Law 
  • Purchase and Sale of an MLB Team 
  • Representing a Professional Sports Franchise
  • Representing the Pre-Professional Athlete
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Sneaker Law 
  • Social Media and the Law 
  • Socially Engaged Art in Law
  • Sports Betting and Regulation 
  • 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 and Collective Bargaining in the Entertainment Industry 
  • Video Game Law 

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

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Clinics and Practicums

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**

  • Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences (North Hollywood, CA) 
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  • AEG Live (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Atlanta Hawks (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bacardi
  • BBC Worldwide
  • BTF Media
  • Caracol International
  • Charlotte Hornets (Charlotte, NC)
  • Chase Lawyers 
  • Complex Media (New York, NY)
  • CONCACAF - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football
  • Crossbrand
  • Danziger, Danziger & Muro, LLP (New York, NY)
  • David M. Ehrlich & Associates, P.C. (New York, NY)
  • DC United (Washington, DC)
  • FaZe Clan (Los Angeles, CA)
  • George Washington University, Athletic Department (Washington, DC) 
  • Goldberg Segalla (Buffalo, NY)
  • HBO
  • HBO Latin America
  • Heitner Legal (Miami, FL)
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services General Counsel Office (Washington, DC)
  • Inter Miami CF
  • Janine Small, PLLC (New York, NY)
  • Jazwares
  • LegalArt
  • Major League Baseball (New York, NY) 
  • Legends (New York, NY)
  • LegalLink
  • Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp (New York, NY)
  • Magic Leap (Plantation, FL)
  • Miami Dolphins Legal Department
  • Minnesota Vikings (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council (Washington, DC)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, DC)
  • NBC Sports Group (Stamford, CT)
  • NBC Universal Global Networks International
  • NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Odyssey Sports Group (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • OHL North America (College Point, NY)
  • Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
  • Phillips Collection (Washington, DC) 
  • Recording Industry Association of America (Washington, DC)
  • Roc Nation Sports (New York, NY)
  • Sirius XM (New York, NY) 
  • Sony Music (New York, NY)
  • Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
  • Sports 1 Marketing (Irvine, CA) 
  • Spotify (New York, NY)
  • Steinberg Sports & Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Talented Tenth Firm
  • Tapestry, Inc.- Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman (New York, NY)
  • Television Academy
  • The Davis Firm (New York, NY)
  • The Society Management (New York, NY)
  • THINK450 (New York, NY)
  • TSL Global Productions
  • UFC (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • United Soccer League 
  • Universal Music
  • Universal Orlando Resort 
  • University of Miami, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics 
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Warner Music Group
  • Williams and Floyd, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA) 

**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
  • Maria Seferian - General Counsel, Hillspire LLC; Chair of the Board of Trustees & President, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • 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